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Chicken Liver Pate

Here’s three thinks you need to do to make a good Chicken Liver Pate:

  1. Have lots of butter
  2. Have lots of heavy whipping cream
  3. Have some mirin

Butter is the glue that’s going to hold it all together. Cream is going to give it a nice smooth, rich creamy finish that will make you want more! And the mirin is going to give it that “Hmmmmm, what exactly is that that I taste but can’t put my finger on?!”

Yep, its going to be good! I don’t do much measuring when I cook, so I’m going to give this my best guestimate. Here we go!


  • 1 One lb container of chicken livers, thawed out
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 5 tbls butter
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin (sake liquor) or brandy


  1. Melt butter in a large pan
  2. Add chopped shallots and cook for 2 minutes
  3. Add chicken livers spreading them out evenly around the pan. Let cook for a couple minutes, then turn each one over and cook the other side for a couple more minutes
  4. Add your spices, stir
  5. Then add your whipping cream, Worcestershire and Mirin or Brandy. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce the cream and cook the livers through.
  6. Using a strainer placed inside a bowl, separate the solids from the liquid. Save the liquid!
  7. Place the solids in the bowl of a food processor. Start the processor. Then add the reserved liquid slowly. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and finish processing
  8. Place the mixture in small bread loaf pans lined with plastic. You can use other containers if you want. Use whatever you have. I put some right into a rigid ziploc container with no plastic because I was going to eat right out of the little container. If you want to turn out the pate on a serving dish, the plastic liner is the way to go! Place in the fridge to set, about 4 hours or overnight is the best.

Enjoy chicken liver pate with cheese crackers or Almond flour crackers or toasted coconut mug muffin slices!