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Peri-peri chicken livers

 In Chicken, Dinner/Supper, Gluten Free, Lunch, Quick and Easy, Recipes, Snacks, South African Cooking

Spicy peri-peri chicken livers is the ultimate quick and easy meal or snack. Chicken livers are cheap and super nutritious. And they taste damn good.

 Easy peri-peri chicken livers

So I know that chicken livers might not be everyone’s cup of tea but hear me out. First of all, you will be hard-pressed to find a more cost-effective protein that packs the nutrition punch that chicken livers do. Chicken livers are very high in protein and iron and contain a range of vitamins and minerals. They are thus perfect for anyone on a low-carb/Paleo diet. But even if you’re not on a special eating plan, I would seriously urge you to give them a try. Because you guys. They are CRAZY delicious.

Easy peri-peri chicken livers

If you’ve ever eaten chicken liver pate/mousse/spread, and liked it, you will LOVE chicken livers cooked in this spicy peri-peri sauce.  I have turned many a chicken liver-hater into chicken liver-lovers with this recipe. The key to cooking really great chicken livers is to not over cook them. When they are over cooked they become tough and rubbery and honestly, who even has time for that? When they are cooked perfectly they are succulent and absolutely moreish. Serve them with loads of lemon wedges and crusty bread and you have a meal fit for a king.


Peri-peri chicken livers
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Spicy peri-peri chicken livers is the ultimate quick and easy meal or snack. Chicken livers are cheap and super nutritious. And they taste damn good.
Recipe type: Chicken livers, Chicken, Snack, Dinner, Lunch
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 500g chicken livers, cleaned and trimmed
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3-4 tablespoons peri-peri sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley, to serve
  • crusty bread, to serve
  1. In a very hot skillet/frying pan, melt the butter and fry the chicken livers until golden brown on both sides.
  2. Add the garlic and peri-peri sauce and allow to fry for another minute until fragrant then add the lemon juice and cream.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Serve with crusty bread.

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  • Brina

    I love the idea of using peri-peri sauce on chicken livers! Liver is so delicious…something people should eat more often 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      I agree! It’s such a great form of protein.

  • DisplacedHousewife

    You make the most delicious savory dishes!!! This looks amazing!! I hope you are doing well!! xo

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks so much Becca! I’m doing great, I hope you are too! We’ll catch up on email soon?

  • Camilla

    My mom always made us chicken livers as a child and I haven’t had them in years because I’m so scared to cook them. Your recipe looks so simple, even I could try it. 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      You must try this recipe then! It’s really super easy and so delicious.

  • Barbara

    I love chicken livers and your recipe looks so easy and tasty. This is tomorrow’s dinner, for sure!

    • Alida Ryder

      Oh please let me know what you think once you’ve tried it!

  • Jenni

    This is such an interesting recipe. I’ve never tried whole chicken livers but I love pâté so will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • Alida Ryder

      I think you’d really like this recipe Jenni!

  • Reply

    My oldest sister LOVES chicken livers! I will definitely need to make this for her next time she visits! She’s loved chicken livers since she was a kid! Happy birthday to the kids Alida!

    • Alida Ryder

      You have to make this for her Mary Ann! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Beverley Ann Swanepoel

    Yummy that look delicious!

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