Chicken Liver Paté

Bungalow Chef's Chicken Liver Paté

Chicken Liver Paté

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


8 people

This recipe for Chicken Liver Paté is a classic/retro appetizer for sure!

Rich in flavor and super easy to prepare. Great to serve with sliced and toasted baguettes, cocktail rye or upscale crackers.

Serve ramekins filled with finely diced red onion, chopped hardboiled eggs, chopped dill pickles, cornichons, capers, or diced cucumbers for garnish.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large Spanish onion, diced finely
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lb. fresh chicken livers, deveined, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup brandy, cognac or port wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 Using a heavy skillet (I always use my favorite Lodge cast iron skillet) melt the butter over medium heat, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until lightly transparent.
  • 2 Add chicken livers and turn them over to brown evenly on all sides. Depending on their size, cook livers for 5-8 minutes until they are cooked through.
  • 3 Remove pan from heat and add the liquor of choice. Then return to heat using caution if the pan ignites. Simmer for 5 minutes, until the mixture sauce thickens up.
  • 4 Using a food processor, pulse chicken liver mixture until finely chopped. Add the cream and seasonings then pulse until smooth.
  • 5 Cool, cover securely and place in the refrigerator. Serve chilled with the recommended garnish items.


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