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Chicken Liver Recipe With Onions


This chicken liver recipe is made with caramelized sweet onions and a splash of white wine vinegar. This simple recipe requires only three main ingredients, and it’s ready to be served and enjoyed in 15 minutes.

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green skillet with fried chicken liver

Why This Recipe

  • The sweet onion is caramelized, which adds tons of flavor to the liver.
  • Chicken liver and onions are pan-fried in one skillet.
  • You can make this simple and easy dish any time of the year.
  • This chicken liver recipe is budget-friendly!

Key Ingredients

tabletop with ingredients to make chicken liver: raw liver, whine wine vinegar, whole onion

Ingredient Notes

Chicken Liver. Using chopped chicken liver allows for a quicker cook time and a better texture of the cooked livers.

Vidalia Onions. The onions get caramelized, and it not only adds flavor and depth but the natural hint of sweetness of the onion balances out the strong liver flavor.

White Wine Vinegar. The splash from the vinegar is the perfect acidic component that folds the entire dish together. Check this post if you are looking for the best white wine substitute.

How to Cook Chicken Livers

Step 1. Preheat the skillet on medium-high heat and add ghee to cover the bottom of the skillet evenly. Peel and chop onions into large dice pieces. Add onions and fry till soft and golden.

cast iron skillet with diced onions

Step 2. Use kitchen shear to cut the liver into bite-size pieces. Add liver to the pan and saute chicken liver continually stirring while no longer pink, approximately 5 minutes.

cast iron skillet with onions and raw chicken liver

Step 3. Once the liver is cooked, add white wine vinegar, salt, stir and turn the burner off.

cast iron skillet with cooked chicken liver and onions

Step 4. Serve sprinkled with fresh herbs.

white serving plate with cooked liver and fresh dill

Recipe Tips

  • Choose a well-seasoned cast iron pan to make this chicken liver fry.
  • Make sure to cut your liver into 1-inch pieces. That way, you get all the chicken liver cooking evenly in the skillet.
  • You are welcome to use a yellow, white, or sweet onion for this recipe. They will all cook nicely. I do not recommend using a red onion as it can create a tart flavor.
  • The cooked chicken liver should still have some pink color inside for the most tender texture.
  • It’s best to add the seasoning at the end of cooking. Adding seasoning too early can affect the texture of the liver.
  • Serving ideas: Serve with mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower for a low-carb serving option.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does chicken liver taste like?

Most chicken liver offers a nutty and mildly sweet flavor.

Where to buy chicken liver?

You can look to see where a meat market shop or farmers market is in your location. You can shop at a local meat market.

How do you know if the chicken liver is cooked?

While cooked chicken liver should still have some pink color inside here is a tip to check if it’s completely cooked. Use a spatula, slightly press on the liver, if you don’t see red juices coming out the liver is cooked.

white plated with cooked liver pieces and fresh green dill

Related Recipes

  • If you enjoy this sauteed chicken livers recipe, here are a few more organ recipes. Serve up chicken liver patties for a simple and delicious lunch, weeknight dinner, or entertaining guests.
  • Another organ recipe is this beef heart stew. Loaded with nutrients, hearty, and filling.
  • This Beef Liver Curry is filling and extra flavorful.

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skillet with fried chicken liver

Chicken Liver Recipe With Onions

Natalia-Flavorful Home
This chicken liver recipe is made with caramelized sweet onions and a splash of white wine vinegar. This simple recipe requires only three main ingredients, and it’s ready to be served and enjoyed in 15 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Russian

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 Vidalia onion large-sized
  • 1 pound chicken liver
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the skillet on medium-high heat and add ghee to cover the bottom of the skillet evenly. Peel and chop onions into large dice pieces. Add onions and fry till soft and golden.
  • Use kitchen shear to cut the liver into bite-size pieces. Add liver to the pan and cook continually stirring while no longer pink, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Once the liver is cooked, add white wine vinegar, salt, stir and turn the burner off.
  • Serve sprinkled with fresh herbs.

Notes

Choose a well-seasoned cast iron pan to cook liver.
Make sure to cut your liver into 1-inch pieces. That way, you get all the chicken liver cooking evenly in the skillet.
You are welcome to use a yellow, white, or sweet onion for this recipe. They will all cook nicely. I do not recommend using a red onion as it can create a tart flavor.
Don’t overcook the liver; the cooked chicken liver should still have some pink color inside for the most tender texture.
When cooking chicken liver, add the seasoning at the end of cooking. You will find if you add in while it cooks, it can affect the texture of the liver.
Serving ideas: Serve with mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower for a low-carb serving option.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 20gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 410mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 12563IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 10mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document her recipes and share home cooking tips. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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