This is a family classic. If you like chicken livers, you will love this recipe as an appetizer or light supper. Serve it with crackers or crusty bread.

Val
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until almost crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels. Drain off grease from the skillet, leaving a thin coating on the bottom.

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  • Using the same skillet, add the onions; cook and stir over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken livers, quickly browning them on the outside. Pour in the wine, adding more if needed to cover the chicken livers. Stir in the olives. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the bacon.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 287 mg cholesterol; 465 mg sodium. 4.1 g carbohydrates; 16.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
We love this except we always use mushrooms in place of the green olives and we thinly slice the onion instead of chopping. YUM! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2011
I like chicken livers and I thought this recipe sounded appealing but I did NOT like the result. The olives added nothing the quantity of wine was too much. Read More
(2)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
We love this except we always use mushrooms in place of the green olives and we thinly slice the onion instead of chopping. YUM! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
We love this except we always use mushrooms in place of the green olives and we thinly slice the onion instead of chopping. YUM! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2008
WOW! What a yummy recipe. Cut recipe in 1/4s as I made it for only one person. I did not have dry red wine but did have some Mogen David Concord Grape wine cooked them to reduce the wine and make a glaze.Also omited the olives as I don't care for them. They turned out fantastic. Served them with a baked potato peas and 3 bean salad.Thanks Va for a wonderful recipe. They will be on my regular rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
This dish was awesome! I love chicken liver and have been looking for a new way to cook it. I didn't have any olives but I imagine they would make a good addition. I ate it with buttery mashed potatoes and peas and scarfed it down! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2008
I fixed it according to your instructions and it came out just fine. Thank you for such a good recipe. I know I'll fix it again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2011
This was quite tasty! The bacon was a nice addition! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
Really liked this easy to prepare and tasty. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2010
I thought I liked liver...but this recipe makes me think that maybe I don't! It was just too bland for me so all I could taste was the liver. I made it with mushrooms instead of olives and the result was warming and filling but kinda blah. I'd suggest using a really nice wine--following the old advice not to cook with a wine you wouldn't enjoy drinking--and maybe it would be better. Still if you're a liver-lover or a person who doesn't like spicy food this would probably hit the spot. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
05/18/2011
I like chicken livers and I thought this recipe sounded appealing but I did NOT like the result. The olives added nothing the quantity of wine was too much. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2018
I love chicken livers. However this is just an awful gray mess. Don't bother. Read More