Red Wine Chicken Livers with Bacon

    40 minutes

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

    12 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 8 rashes bacon, diced
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 500g chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) dry red wine
    • 1/4 cup (30g) chopped pitted green olives

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Fry the bacon in a large frypan over medium heat until almost crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels. Drain off grease from the frypan leaving a thin coating on the bottom.
    2. Using the same frypan 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.

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    We love this except we always use mushrooms in place of the green olives and we thinly slice the onion instead of chopping. YUM!  -  26 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  01 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  04 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)