Chicken Liver Appetizers

Pat Duran


The holidays are a perfect time to serve this delicious French recipe. These are great appetizers , a pre-dinner starter to serve with cocktails, sherry or white wine.
These are tasty little bites by Chef Daniel Orr .... If you like liver you will love this recipe-- if you have never tried chicken liver you are going to like it after this!
A great European recipe!


★★★★★ 2 votes

12 servings -1 each
5 Min
15 Min


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3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
sprig rosemary, leaves removed from stem
1 tsp
chopped rosemary
3 clove
garlic very thinly sliced (garlic chips)
1/2 c
finely minced red onion
3 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
coarse kosher salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
new regine spice blend **or chinese 5 spice powder
8 oz
chicken livers, cut into small pieces
1/4 c
1/4 c
chopped parsley
baguette slices, toasted or party rye slices


3 Tbsp
coriander seed
pieces star anise
1 Tbsp
fennel seed
2 tsp
mustard seeds
1 tsp
each or cumin seeds, ginger powder, black peppercorns, and white peppercorns
1 stick
cinnamon broken in 1/2
1/2 tsp
whole mace

How to Make Chicken Liver Appetizers


  • 1Line a plate with paper towels to drain rosemary and garlic chips and set aside.
    Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add rosemary leaves, sauté until crisp, about 30 seconds. Using slotted spoon, transfer sautéed rosemary to paper towels.
  • 2Quickly add garlic slices and cook until just golden and crisp. DO NOT over-cook or they may become bitter. Add to plate with rosemary.
    Quickly add the red onion to same skillet sauté until golden, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt,pepper and spice powder.
  • 3Add the minced garlic. liver and 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary( not form the sautéed). Cook until liver starts to color then turn. Continue cooking and turning until all sides are lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  • 4Deglaze with Madeira, and cook until wine has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add chopped parsley and toss.
    Taste and season as needed.
    Spoon onto toasted baguette slices and sprinkle with crispy garlic and rosemary to garnish.
  • 5Note:
    I like to add finely diced bacon in with the chicken liver and cook together until both are done.
  • 6New Regime Spice Blend:**
    Grind all in spice grinder.
    Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

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About Chicken Liver Appetizers

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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