Chicken Liver Pate

Jo Zimny


This recipe is very mild and tastes great on little toasts or crackers. Make it the day before to give it plenty of time to set up and for the flavours to mingle. If you like, you can cover the pate with a thin layer of melted margarine and then put the plastic wrap on it. It keeps up to one week in the fridge and in the freezer for two months!


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25 Min
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  • 1 lb
    chicken livers, well cleaned
  • 1 small
    sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 2 small
    cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme leaves
  • ·
    kosher salt
  • 1 c
    filtered water
  • 2 stick
    vegan margarine, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    marsala wine
  • ·
    fresh cracked pepper
  • ·
    little toasts or crackers for serving

How to Make Chicken Liver Pate


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the livers, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  2. Add the water and bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat and cook on low stirring occasionally. About 5 minutes.
  3. Discard the bay leaves and using a slotted spoon remove the liver mixture to a food processor.
  4. Process to a course puree, then add the butter a little at a time until totally incorporated. Add the Marsala Wine and season with salt and pepper. Taste! The mixture should be very smooth!!
  5. Put the pate into little dishes and press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface. Put in the fridge to firm up.
  6. Serve chilled on toast points or crackers.
  7. Enjoy!

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About Chicken Liver Pate

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers, Spreads

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