Pan-fried chicken livers with warm potato salad

Pan-fried chicken livers with warm potato salad

Chicken livers are often overlooked, but make a delicious and great value addition to your repertoire. New season’s Jersey Royals are wonderful simply boiled and eaten warm alongside the fried livers, juicy baby tomatoes and sweet balsamic vinegar.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 500g Jersey Royals (or other small new potatoes)
  • 400g pack Essential British Chicken Livers
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 250g pack mixed baby tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 echalion shallot, thinly sliced into rings
  • 25g pack flat leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped


  1. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling, lightly salted water for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and thickly slice.

  2. Meanwhile, season the livers and dust with the flour. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan. Cook the livers for 4-6 minutes on each side, until well browned and cooked through with no pink meat. Transfer to a plate and let the pan cool a little.

  3. Add 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar to the pan over a gentle heat, then stir and scrape up what’s left on the base. When the vinegar has reduced a little, stir in the butter and mix until well blended. Return the livers to the pan, turn to coat in the sauce, then check the seasoning and remove from the heat.

  4. Stir together the sliced potatoes, tomatoes, shallot and parsley. Season and dress with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and vinegar. Toss together, then divide between 4 plates. Top with the chicken livers and pan juices, then serve.

Cook’s tip

This recipe also works with calves or venison liver, and you could add some cubes of smoked pancetta to the pan when frying the liver. Waitrose stocks three different packs of chicken livers – Duchy Organic Free Range, No.1 Free Range Corn Fed and Essential British. Whichever suits your budget, you can be assured that all the chicken you buy is higher welfare.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,698kJ/ 405kcals



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