How to Cook Chicken Livers

Things You'll Need

  • Chicken Livers

  • Knife

  • Water

  • Skillet

  • Olive Oil or Chicken Fat

A bowl of chicken liver cooked with vegetables.

Chicken livers are not always well received by everyone. Some people hear the word 'liver' and immediately want to shy away. But when cooked correctly, liver can make up part of a delicious and healthy meal. Chicken livers are loaded with vitamins like B, A and folate. There are also a lot of nutrients in the liver that help support your immune system as well as your teeth, bones, skin and hair.

Step 1

Remove any green spots, excess fat or tendons from the chicken livers.

Step 2

Rinse thoroughly.

Step 3

Place chicken livers and three to four tablespoons of olive oil or chicken fat in the skillet.

Step 4

Cook on high for approximately four minutes until the liver is a light brown color.

Step 5

Flip the chicken livers and cook for another three minutes.

Step 6

Add in other seasonings, cover the skillet and change heat to low. Let it simmer for three minutes and then serve.


Add whatever seasoning you like: garlic cloves, cayenne or thyme for example. Put salt and pepper on chicken liver prior to cooking for more taste. Cook onions in the skillet before placing liver in the pan. Use bacon grease instead of olive oil when cooking. If you save up the skin and chicken fat for awhile, you can make your own schmaltz to top the livers with. You can mash the livers and mix with mayo and cream cheese for a cracker topping.