Cooking chicken livers stew is a delicious and simple dish. Here’s a basic recipe to guide you.
How to cook chicken livers stew
- 1 lb (450 g) chicken livers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz/400 g)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Rinse the chicken livers under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Trim any excess fat or connective tissue, and cut them into bite-sized pieces.2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.3. Add the diced carrot, celery, and bell pepper (if using) to the skillet. Sauté the vegetables until they start to soften, about 5 minutes.4. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the chicken livers to the empty space. Cook the livers for about 3 minutes on each side until they are browned but still slightly pink in the center. Avoid overcooking, as they can become tough and dry.5. Once the livers are browned, mix them with the sautéed vegetables. Add the can of diced tomatoes (with the juice) and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir in the paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer.6. Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet or Dutch oven. Let the stew simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld together, and the livers are cooked through.7. Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning if needed. If the sauce seems too thick, you can add a little more chicken broth or water to achieve the desired consistency.8. Serve the chicken livers stew hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired. It pairs well with crusty bread, rice, or mashed potatoes.Enjoy your homemade chicken livers stew!