Chicken livers in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Chicken livers cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce served on top of al dente pasta is a wonderful, easy weeknight family meal.

Chicken livers in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

I LOVE Chicken Livers, they are quite a regular in our household but they are usually done in the truly South-African way, in a Peri-Peri gravy and served with Fresh Breadrolls and lots of butter. However, this week I though I’d do something different with them and decided to make a Pasta sauce out of them. I just kind of tossed a whole lot of stuff together and the outcome was one of the nicest pasta sauces I’ve ever tasted.

Chicken livers in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Chicken livers in creamy mushroom sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken livers cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce served on top of al dente pasta is a wonderful, easy weeknight family meal.

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Course: Dinner, Easy Dinner, Pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 750 g chicken livers, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250 g Portabello mushrooms, chopped
  • 250 ml Cream
  • 500 ml milk
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ cup sherry
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. IN a large, hot frying pan, fry the Chicken Livers until brown and almost cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.

  2. Wipe the pan clean and add more oil. Fry the onion and garlic until soft and add the mushrooms. Sautè for another 5 minutes and add the Sherry.

  3. Allow to reduce a little and add the cream.

  4. Return the Livers to the pan and add the seasonings. Allow to cook for +-10 minutes on a low heat.

  5. Mix the Maizena and soup powder with the milk.

  6. Turn the heat up and add the Maizena mix.

  7. Allow to thicken and serve over cooked pasta of your choice.

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  • Nicole
    Reply

    Hi Alida, just made this recipe. Unfortunately my livers wasn’t so … umm, nice. Shouldve bought them at Woolies. Anyway, so I used chicken and sprinkled some feta over when I dished up. Perfect. When I have enough courage to try and cook with raw livers again I will defnintely try it again. Or get someone to cooked it for me. 🙂 Thanks! Lve your blog!

  • Kagsmiskit
    Reply

    I once went through a chicken liver phase…I would have them all the time. Then I got bored as I ran out of ideas. When I discovered this recipe it not only resurrected chicken liver for me, but pasta as well.
    It is yummy, inexpensive and quite quick.
    Thank you!

  • Cecilia Brooks
    Reply

    Hi Ally,

    Your recipes look divine! Going to make the Curried Chicken Bake on Wed.
    Would i be to forward to ask if you have any Choc Mousse cake recipes? Im also looking
    for a white chic mousse recipe. Holding thumbs!!, and Thankx so much:))

    • Ally_R
      Reply

      Hi Cecilia. You are not too forward at all! I don’t have a choc-mousse recipe and the white choc mousse recipe I have will be featured in my book coming out in September! 🙂

  • Jose Angel
    Reply

    Those are NOT Portabello(a) mushrooms – but I DO share your love of chicken liver sauces – have been playing with them for many years dating back to our honeymoon many years back at a restaurant/hotel called TresAnton (or something like that) in St Mawes. Cornwall. Greetings from Port of Spain.

  • Sarah
    Reply

    What a delicious recipe! I am going to try the peri-peri chicken livers too, as I am a total liver lover!

    • Ally_R
      Reply

      Sarah, please let me know how it turns out. I’m also a liver lover but I know many people find them gross! Glad I’m not alone! 😉

  • Paige at The Spice House
    Reply

    Mmm, like a liver stroganoff. Nice to see more proponents of organ meat!

  • Becky
    Reply

    i’ve never cooked with chicken livers before but this looks really good! do you also have a recipe for the peri-peri gravy you mentioned? sorry to hear about the photo plagiarism.

    • Ally_R
      Reply

      Becky : I don’t have an actual recipe, what I normally do is fry the livers and then add 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, a squeeze of tomato juice, seasonings and lots of chillies.

      TinyTearoom: That sounds horrific! I don’t blame you for not wanting to eat them while you were younger. They are one of my favourite things to cook with as they are so versatile and in South Africa, ridiculously cheap!

      Paige : I have to be honest, I’ve only ventured as far as chicken livers…no other organs just yet. Although my uncle makes the most amazing spicy kidneys!

  • tinytearoom
    Reply

    I was force fed chicken livers when I was growing up. I didn’t eat them for a long while in my young adult life. But I now appreciate them so much. One of my favourite bolognese recipes has chicken livers in it. It gives the sauce a succulent and rich texture and taste. This dish looks awesome!

  • Juanita
    Reply

    Is this not Jamie Olivers recipe as i just saw the same menu and pictures on his website.

    • Ally_R
      Reply

      That would be very strange since I took that photo in my garden lol. I also haven’t seen his recipe before but it could be that it’s similar. I’ll go have a look now quickly.

      • Ally_R
        Reply

        Thank you so much for notifying me! That recipe was added by a member on his site and it’s MY photo and MY recipe. Can you believe it? I wonder how I could go about taking on whoever did that!

  • Ara
    Reply

    Ally do you think I can use port instead of the sherry? This looks good

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