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Simple Chicken Livers Recipe: Easy And Healthy

Chicken livers are a great option for those looking for a healthy and budget-friendly meal. Not only are they packed with protein and important vitamins, but they’re also incredibly easy to prepare. This simple recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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How healthy are chicken livers?

Chicken livers are a nutritious and healthy food that provides several health benefits. They are a great source of protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients that are essential for our body’s optimal function.

One of the significant advantages of chicken livers is their high protein content. Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a vital role in repairing tissues and building muscles. Consuming protein-rich foods like chicken livers can help improve muscle strength and overall health.

In addition to protein, chicken livers are also high in iron, which is essential for the formation of red blood cells. Iron helps carry oxygen throughout the body, which is necessary for physical and mental energy. Consuming chicken livers can help prevent iron deficiency anaemia, which can cause fatigue, weakness, and other health issues.

They are also high in vitamin A, which is essential for eye health and vision. Vitamin A is also critical for maintaining healthy skin, teeth, and immune system function.

Lastly, chicken livers are rich in vitamin B12, a nutrient that is essential for neurological function and the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage and other health complications, making it crucial to consume foods like chicken livers that are high in this nutrient.

In summary, chicken livers are a high-nutrient food that provides protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients. Including these livers in your diet can help promote overall health and well-being.

Ingredients

For about 4 – 5 servings, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 500 g Chicken Livers (Organic or Free Range )
  • 2 Onions (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 150 ml Hot Water
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped or crushed)
  • 1 Yellow Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 Green Pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Stock Cube
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper

How to make simple chicken livers

  • Add oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Add the onions and black pepper and fry for about 10 minutes until nice and soft. Add the cumin and mix through.
  • Add the chicken livers and fry for 5 minutes. Add the paprika, ginger, tomato puree, stock cube and garlic and mix through. Add a little water to loosen.
  • Add the peppers, then cover with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve on its own, mashed potato or polenta.
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What to serve with chicken livers

If you’re looking for the perfect side to pair with your livers, look no further than a classic bed of mashed potatoes. The earthy flavour of the potatoes will complement the hearty flavour of the liver perfectly.

In this dish, I paired it with polenta and is one of our favourite things to go with it as it is so quick and easy to make instead of waiting for the potatoes to boil.

Or if starch isn’t your thing, why not satisfy your palette with some steamed broccoli? The green vegetable’s subtle sweetness is sure to balance out the salty notes in the liver without overpowering it. No matter what you choose to serve with it, one thing’s certain: chicken livers are sure to become a beloved favourite in your kitchen.

Check out the freezing options for chicken livers. Can you freeze chicken livers?

lean chicken livers with polenta

Lean Chicken Livers

Rachel
Simple chicken livers in a rich gravy sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 286 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Chicken Livers
  • 2 Onions (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 150 ml Hot Water
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped or crushed)
  • 1 Yellow Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1 Green Pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Stock Cube
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to a frying pan on medium heat. Add the onions and black pepper and fry for about 10 minutes until nice and soft. Add the cumin and mix through.
  • Add the chicken livers and fry for 5 minutes. Add the paprika, ginger, tomato puree, stock cube and garlic and mix through. Add a little water to loosen.
  • Add the peppers then cover with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve on its own, mashed potato or polenta.
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Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 25gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 431mgSodium: 344mgPotassium: 719mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 15386IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 13mg
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