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How to Make Chopped Chicken Livers

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Learn how to make chopped chicken livers. This chopped livers recipe is a delicious and nutritious nutrient-dense food.

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Chopped Chicken Livers = Nutrient Dense

Adding liver to your meals is one of the best ways to increase the amount of nutrient-dense foods in your diet. Unfortunately, liver can be an acquired taste, but that’s where chicken livers can save the day.

Unlike beef liver, chicken liver has a milder taste. Plus, when you prepare the livers in the traditional chopped liver fashion, the chicken livers take on a bit of a sweet and savory flavor, thanks to the added caramelized onions.

Chopped Chicken Livers Are Easy to Make

If you haven’t previously prepared liver recipes, you are going to be surprised at how quick and easy chopped chicken livers are to make. I walk you through the whole 30-minute process, start to finish, in my recipe video and printable recipe.

To make chopped chicken livers, you’ll need rendered chicken fat, also known as schmaltz. I show you how to make schmaltz in my accompanying recipe video. And in addition to enjoying the crispy bits of gribenes that you make as part of the process of rendering chicken fat, you can use your homemade schmaltz in other recipes too.

Chopped Chicken Livers Are the Perfect Appetizer

Delicious pâtés can liven the appetizer tray of any dinner party or special occasion, but fancy pâtés can be very expensive. In contrast, chicken livers are quite affordable.

The next time you plan on entertaining, prepare some chopped chicken livers and add them to your selection of hors d’oeuvres. I’m confident that your guests will enjoy your delicious treat and be very impressed with your culinary acumen when you tell them that you made the pâté yourself! 😉

A Liver Recipe Perfect for Children

Want to incorporate more liver into your meals? Be sure to try my Fried Beef Liver. This recipe is a delicious and child-friendly way to introduce kids to liver. When my son was young, I would serve this to him with some fermented ketchup. The first time I served it, he asked what it was. I said, “They’re nuggets, and they are delicious.” He gobbled them right up!

But this recipe isn’t just for kids. These tasty little nuggets are for all of us. And my husband says that when I share this recipe, I shouldn’t just say it is child-friendly. I should also add that it’s husband-friendly too! 😊

Looking for Chicken Livers?

If you can’t find chicken livers in your neighborhood supermarket or farmer’s market, check out US Wellness Meats for pasture-raised chicken livers. If you order from them, be sure to use my special discount code:

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More Healthy Recipes

In my recipe video, I enjoy chopped chicken livers on a regular saltine cracker. I also talk about how you can make homemade crackers to pair with your chopped chicken livers for a delightful appetizer or main meal.

Here are two recipes for homemade crackers. The first is a slice and bake cracker, and the second is a sourdough cracker. Both are so easy that you will wonder why you have never tried to make crackers before!

And if you’re buying whole chickens, be sure to save the bones to make chicken bone broth. This broth makes any recipe healthier, from soup to rice. In the following videos, I show you how to make chicken bone broth in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, and stovetop. Choose the one that’s easiest for you!

More Super “Nutrient Dense” Foods

Want to add more nutrient-dense foods to your recipe repertoire? Then you have to add roasted bone marrow! Roasting beef marrow bones is easy to do, and they will create the most luscious treat you have ever had.

Like butter? Like grilled steak? Well, if I had to describe roasted bone marrow to you, I would call it steak butter. Spread on a slice of toasted baguette, it’s the perfect bite of creamy, salty, and meaty flavors all in one.

So if you really want to wow your friends and family, the next time you are together, serve chopped chicken livers and roasted bone marrow. Everyone will think you have become a gourmet chef!

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Chopped Chicken Livers

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Learn how to make chopped chicken livers. This chopped livers recipe is a delicious and nutritious nutrient-dense food.


  • Frying pan or skillet, preferably non-stick or well seasoned cast-iron.
  • Food processor, optional


  • 1 pound Chicken livers, raw with tendons removed You can easily remove the tendons with sharp kitchen shears or a paring knife. (See video.)
  • 1/4 cup Schmaltz Schmaltz is rendered chicken fat. (See recipe notes for the recipe and video link for how to make schmaltz.)
  • 2 large Onions, sliced thin into half-moons
  • 4 Eggs, hard-boiled
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Place your skillet on the stovetop over medium heat and add half of the schmaltz to the pan. Once the schmaltz sizzles, add half of the chicken livers.
  • Add the livers to the skillet and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook the livers for approximately 3 minutes on each side until brown on the exterior but with some pink still visible in the interior. DO NOT overcook the chicken livers.
  • When the chicken livers are cooked, transfer them to a plate and repeat the same process with the remaining schmaltz and chicken livers.
  • When all the chicken livers are cooked and transferred to a plate, add the sliced onions to the skillet and cook until they are a golden brown. You should not need to add any additional fat to the skillet. This will take approximately 15 minutes.
  • Once the onions are cooked, transfer them to the plate with the livers and allow them to cool for a minute.
  • Add the livers, the onions, and 3 of the hard-boiled eggs to a food processor. Pulse the food processor in 15-second increments until the chopped chicken livers reach a consistency that you like. (See video.) After the first 15-second increment, taste the chopped livers and add additional salt or pepper if necessary.
  • If you do not want to use a food processor, you can chop the livers, onions, and eggs by hand with a knife. This will create more of a rough chop mixture than a smooth mixture. Alternatively, if you have a meat grinder, you can run the entire mixture through the grinder to make the chopped chicken livers.
  • To serve, place the chopped chicken livers in a bowl. Chop the remaining egg and use it to top the chopped chicken livers.
  • Chopped chicken livers will stay fresh, tightly covered and refrigerated for approximately 5 days. DO NOT freeze chopped chicken livers, as it will alter the consistency.



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Cuisine: Jewish
Keyword: Chicken Livers, Chopped Chicken Livers
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