Chicken Liver Stew
Hungarian Chicken Liver Dish
This chicken liver stew is very popular in Hungary. Chicken liver is one of the healthiest foods. It is full of essential nutrients. There are several ways of making it. I put peppers and a lot of marjoram in this stew, others use more caraway seeds. This is a very simple version how my husband likes it. It can be prepared very quickly. This chicken liver dish has to be juicy. Be very careful and fry for a short time, and do not dry it out.
Chicken liver stew has to be juicy. Pay attention and do not dry it out!
Health Benefits of Chicken Liver
Organ meats are not as popular as they once were. I don’t make them often either. But I really do not know why. Chicken liver offers substantially more nutritional value than the very popular chicken breast. It has very serious health benefits.
Chicken liver contains a moderate amount of dietary fat and minimal levels of carbohydrate (CH). Only 0.9 gram CH in 100 gram raw chicken liver what is almost zero. We could say it is a zero-carb food and perfect choice in keto diet also.
Chicken liver is very rich in protein and contains 24.5 gram of it in 100 gram. Its Omega-6 fats content help keep blood sugar in check by improving the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
Chicken liver is a significant source of several important vitamins. It is loaded with B vitamins. The B vitamin group is essential for the optimal functioning of our cells. These vitamins have a very important part to play in cell repair and DNA synthesis. The amount of vitamin B12, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B2, B5, B3 and vitamin C is remarkable. Vitamin A is especially important for our vision.
Chicken liver offers a decent range of essential minerals too. It contains high amount of selenium, iron and phosphorus. Selenium helps to prevent and manage cardiovascular conditions such as heart diseases and stroke. Iron is vital for the proper functioning of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin transports the oxygen in the blood. Phosphorus keeps your bones strong, builds strong teeth. It manages how your body stores and uses energy and reduces muscle pain after exercise.
The chicken liver is inexpensive and very easy to cook. It has very serious health benefits. Don’t miss it if you haven’t tried before.
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Chicken Liver Stew
- 800 gram chicken liver
- 1 big onion finely cut
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 ½ tbsp paprika powder sweet
- 1 tbsp dried marjoram
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 300 ml water or more
- Clean the chicken liver. Cut off all thick veins and membranes.
- Cut the livers in half.
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Sauté onion for 3-4 minutes, until translucent.
- Add chicken livers, garlic, paprika powder and dried marjoram. Cook for 2 minutes on medium high heat and stir constantly.
- Add 100 ml water and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes. The water will evaporate a bit during cooking and the juice will thicken.
- Add 100 ml water again and cook for 2-3 minutes more, until the juice thickened again. Stir constantly but gently. Do not break the livers.
- Repeat the step, add 100 ml water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper now, not earlier. The stew is ready if the liver is not bloody. This picture shows that it's still bloody a bit, it needs cooking for some minutes. Be careful, do not dry it out. Livers will be tough if you overcook. Chicken liver stew has to be juicy. The whole cooking procedure of the chicken livers should not take more than 10-12 minutes.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper if it’s necessary.
- Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and salad or pickle. It’s delicious with potato or sweet potato also. Enjoy!