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.

 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.

 

3.48 from 21 votes
Easy peri-peri chicken livers
Peri-peri chicken livers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
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.
Course: Chicken, Chicken livers, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 500 g chicken livers cleaned and trimmed
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3-4 tablespoons peri-peri sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ยฝ cup cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley to serve
  • crusty bread to serve
Instructions
  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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  • Jenni
    Reply

    My husband LOVES Chicken livers and he said this was the best recipe he has ever tasted. So easy and full of spice. Thanks!

  • Geoff Ellison
    Reply

    Thanks for this great recipe! But for us paleo folk who don’t eat dairy, do you have a substitute for the butter and cream?

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      I would use coconut oil and coconut cream? It will give it a bit more of a curry vibe but will still be totally delicious.

  • Adam
    Reply

    Just made this for dinner – Amaze! Although, I didn’t have any cream so just added more peri peri! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Brina
    Reply

    I love the idea of using peri-peri sauce on chicken livers! Liver is so delicious…something people should eat more often ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

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

  • DisplacedHousewife
    Reply

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

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

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

  • Camilla
    Reply

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

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

  • Barbara
    Reply

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

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

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

  • Jenni
    Reply

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

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      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
      Reply

      You have to make this for her Mary Ann! Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beverley Ann Swanepoel
    Reply

    Yummy that look delicious!

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