Sunday, April 26, 2020

How to Make Chicken Liver Pate with Bacon by Jamie Oliver


chicken liver pate with bacon
Try this best chicken liver pate recipe

Is eating chicken liver good for you? Is chicken liver pate healthy?

Chicken livers are a cheap but nutritious type of meat.

Chicken liver is healthful because it is high in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, riboflavin, zinc, iron, phosphorus and folic acid. Liver is the most nutrient dense organ meat.

Chicken liver is a top source of vitamin A. Vitamin A is helpful for eye health and for boosting you immune system, including Alzheimer's disease and arthritis.

Folic acid is important for fertility and helps prevent certain birth defects.

These are the reasons chicken liver pate with bacon is a treat to be enjoyed without guilt.



Try this chicken liver pate with bacon inspired by Jamie Oliver. This smooth, rich, spreadable chicken liver pâté is a classic French dish.  It is a perfect dinner party starter. This chicken pate recipe is alcohol free.

Jamie Oliver’s luxuriously rich chicken liver pate can be made up to two days in advance for fuss-free entertaining, family dinner or snacks.

This homemade chicken liver pate- no alcohol recipe is a decadent treat you can make fast and easy.

For those new to eating liver, chicken livers are much more mellow in flavor than beef or bison liver. Lamb liver are not quite as mellow as chicken, but definitely more so than beef.

Serves 4


1/2 pound chicken livers, cleaned and coarsely chopped
2 bacon slices, chopped
1 cup sliced medium mushrooms (any kind you prefer)
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
fresh thyme sprig, or pinch of dried
1 bay leaf
1 stick butter
1-2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
3 tablespoons fresh green peppercorns in brine

COOKING PROCEDURE: How is liver pate made?

1) Sauté bacon, onion, garlic, mushrooms, livers and herbs in half the butter for 10 minutes until cooked. Discard the bay leaf.

2) Spoon into a blender or food processor with the pan juices and brandy and blend until smooth.

3) Stir in 2 tablespoons of the peppercorns, if using, and add salt to taste. Spoon into a 2-cup serving dish and smooth the top.

4) Clarify remaining butter by heating it until it foams, then strain through cheesecloth. (5 Easy Steps to Make Clarified Butter)

5) Sprinkle remaining peppercorns over pate and pour over melted clarified butter.

6) Refrigerate until set, and then serve with toast.

Cooking Notes: Fresh green peppercorns in brine are available in jars or small cans from delicatessens, large supermarkets and on They are quite soft, and so can be crushed easily.

Julia Child's cooking tip called for cooking the diced chicken livers until “stiffened, but still rosy inside.” That is the key to chicken liver mousse that does not taste wrong.

What do you serve with chicken liver pate?

How do you eat chicken liver pate with bacon? For a stylish and tasty appetizer, serve chicken liver pâté with a fresh or toasted thin baguette slices.

how to serve chicken liver pate

Chicken liver pâté is perfect for spreading over yummy grain-free crackers. You can also serve with toasted brioche and cornichons.

Let your guests self serve, or spread the pâté on the bread or toast in advance and arrange them on a garnished plate.

What cheese goes with the best chicken liver pate recipe?

Get fantastic fresh goat’s cheese and delicious crisp acidic whites, which are a perfect match such as Vouvray, Sancerre or Wisconsin Specialty Cheese.

What wine goes well with "chicken liver pate with bacon" ?

Chicken Liver Pate and Foie Gras also need wines with some sweetness. Late harvested wines such as Chenin Blanc, Semillon or Sauvignon work exceptionally well.

Liver pate and Sauternes have been perfect pairing friends for decades, but if it is a lighter mousse (instead of sliced, sautéed) you could go for a Pinot Gris (not Pinot Grigio).

If it is a gamier pâté, you could try earthy but not too heavy reds like Pinot Noir.

Get other liver recipes here:

How to Cook Beef Liver with Flour? : Liver with Coriander Recipe

How Do You Cook Chicken Livers? Easy Chicken Liver Pate With Cream Recipe


Do you have to wash liver before cooking?

Absolutely YES!

It is important to clean them correctly before you cook them. Soaking the livers in cold water and then removing any connective tissue will give you clean livers that are ready to cook.

After washing liver before cooking, you will find that the taste is unbelievable delicious.

How do I thicken chicken liver pate?

1) How to thicken watery pate? Add a small amount of cornstarch, about 1/8 tsp., to the chicken pate while it is cooking.

If it has already been cooked, sprinkle the cornstarch into the pate while it is in the blender.

2) Mix the cornstarch into the pate by stirring it constantly.

3) Set the finished pate in the fridge to cool.

Check other Jamie Oliver Recipes; they are delicious and easy to cook:

How to Make Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Stew- Doro Wat- Ethiopian Chicken Recipes

How to Make Green Apple Sorbet without Ice Cream Maker- Jamie Oliver Recipes

How to Make Jamie Oliver’s Porchetta- Italian Porchetta Recipe

How to Make the Jamie Oliver's Savoury Moroccan Vegan M'Hanncha - Vegetarian Recipes

Jamie Oliver's Paleo- Grain Free COCONUT BREAD Recipe (Original Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread)

How to Make the Perfect Jamie Oliver's Lancashire Hotpot- Lamb Recipes

How to Make Jamie Oliver’s EASY Plum Pudding- An English Christmas Pudding Recipe


How long does homemade chicken liver pate last?

7-8 days

From my experience, 7-8 days is the limit for homemade chicken liver pate in the refrigerator. I recommend you to freeze the rest in single-serve portions. It will keep a lot longer and not lose any quality when you defrost it.

How long can you freeze "chicken liver pate with bacon jamie oliver" ?

2 months

Yes, you can freeze chicken liver pate.

Wrap the chicken pate well and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge and remove from the fridge an hour (less if it is very hot) before serving to take off the chill off.

How can you tell if chicken liver is bad?

A test for age or shelf life would be to sniff the liver — an ammonia-like odor is a warning sign.

Also, feel the liver if you can. Julia Child said a liver should be "slightly moist but not slimy." At times, the plastic packaging can make the liver feel slimy. Rinse it in cold water and check the liver again.

Is liver full of toxins?

While chicken liver is high in cholesterol, this is not an issue for most people. Just eat in moderation.

Another common concern about eating liver is that it may contain toxins. However, the liver does not store toxins. Its function is to process toxins and make them safe or turn them into something that can be safely removed from the body.

What is the most popular pate?

The world famous pâté is probably pâté de foie gras, made from the livers of fattened geese.

What is the best chicken liver pate?  Where to buy liver pate near me?

1) Findlater's Chicken Liver Pâté with Brandy & Port

Findlater's Chicken Liver Pâté with Brandy & Port

The signature paté of the multi-award winning Findlater’s Fine Foods, the yummy smoothness and rich taste of the chicken liver has been finished with a sweet infusion of brandy and port.

An undeniable best topping for beef wellington or steak, its gluten free and has been hand crafted in Linlithgow.

2) Sainsbury's Chicken Liver Pâté

Sainsbury's Chicken Liver Pâté 170g

Smooth chicken liver pate.

3) Waitrose Chicken Liver Pâté

Waitrose Chicken Liver Pâté

A French, smooth chicken liver pâté enriched with a dash of Port and Cognac

4) Tesco Chicken Liver Pâté

Tesco Chicken Liver Pâté

Smooth and lightly spiced.

A smooth chicken liver and pork fat pâté. Seasoned with a delicate spice blend for a balanced flavor.

Packaged in a protective atmosphere.

5) Daylesford Organic Chicken Liver Pâté

Daylesford Organic Chicken Liver Pâté

Made with Daylesford chicken livers with a generous splash of port


Jamie Oliver.2019. 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food. Flatiron Books. ASIN: B07KP6782D

Nicola Hill. 1995. The Mushroom Cookbook: More Than Sixty Easy, Imaginative Recipes (Basic Ingredients). Running Press Book. ISBN-10: 1561384917.


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