Appetizers & Snacks

Herbed Chicken Liver Pâté

Herbed Chicken Liver Pâté |

Buttery and creamy, this herbed chicken liver pâté has rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano and a generous amount of butter and cream.  The aroma is unbelievable enticing, the texture is ultra smooth and the flavors are truly indulgent.

Inspired by the Cafe Uma where the liver pâté is served with cranberry sauce, I served my herbed chicken liver pâté with hibiscus jam

Herbed Chicken Liver Pâté
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Author: Connie Veneracion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 500 grams chicken livers trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 to 3/4 cup cream
  1. Heat the 1 tbsp. of butter in a small frying pan.
  2. Sweat the onion until softened.
  3. Add the chicken livers, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Braise the chicken livers in its own juices just until barely pink inside, three to four minutes depending on their size. Flip for even cooking.
  6. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and leave to cool.
  7. Transfer the livers with the juices and herbs to a food processor.
  8. Pulse a few times to break up the chicken livers.
  9. With the motor running (keep it on a low setting), pour in the melted butter. Process over medium speed until smooth.
  10. Switch the food processor to low. With the motor running, pour in the cream in a thin stream until the mixture is smooth. Use a quarter cup for a firm pâté; use more for a creamier pâté.
  11. To mold the pâté, line two small loaf pans with cling wrap (the cling wrap should have an overhang on all sides). Pour the liver pâté into the pans. Tap the pans to remove air pockets. Fold the overhangs of the cling wrap over the pâté. Chill for several hours.
  12. To serve, invert the pans to release the pâté. Peel off the cling wrap and arrange on one side of a plate. Using a teaspoon, spread your jam parallel to the pâté. Optionally, you may sprinkle the pâté with sea salt and chopped parsley.
  13. Serve the herbed chicken liver pâté with pieces of toasted bread.

Herbed Chicken Liver Pâté

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