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Homemade Chicken Liver Paté – Really Quick & Tasty Recipe

In this article you will learn how to make chicken liver paté at home.

With few ingredients your liver pâté is made superfast and tastes simply delicious. 

The liver pate is great on a freshly baked bread but also as a dip for crackers. 

I use chicken liver in this recipe. You can switch it with any other liver as well.

You can watch the chicken liver paté recipe as video or read it. 

Have fun making it!

Making chicken liver paté at home – What do you need

Chicken Liver Paté - all ingredients

Ingredients for a classic chicken liver paté:

For 600 g chicken liver paté:

  • 400 g chicken liver
  • 200 g butter


  • 3 shallots
  • 0,7 g pepper
  • 0,5 g allspice
  • 1 clove
  • 6 coriander seeds
  • 10 ml brandy (optional if you do not want to have alcohol in it)
  • salt to taste

Equipment needed to make chicken liver paté

Food processor / Thermomix

In a food processor, the ingredients are mixed into a very fine mass. If you have a Thermomix, you can also use it for this process.

Spice grinder / mortar

To grind your spices, it is best to use a spice mill. Alternatively, a mortar is also suitable. 

Terrine mold

So that you can fill the liver pate. Alternatively, you can also use jars.

Homemade chicken liver paté – Step-By-Step Instruction

1. Chop the shallots into pieces.

Chicken Liver Paté- shallots

2. Grind the spices into a fine powder.

Chicken liver pate- spices

3. Put the shallots together with some butter in a pan. Let them fry for about 5 – 10 minutes on low-medium until the shallots are translucent. 

Chicken Liver Paté - pan

4. Transfer the shallots to a bowl. 

Chicken Liver Paté - bowl

5. Fry the liver over high heat for a few minutes on each side. Salt the liver and turn it from time to time. 

Chicken Liver Paté -liver

6. The liver is ready when it still has a light pink color inside

Chicken Liver Paté - liver ready

7. Now put the liver with the spices and shallots in a food processor and mix them well. 

Chicken Liver Paté -food proessor

8. Add the brandy and butter. 

Chicken Liver Paté -butter

9. Allow the mixture to blend on high speed

Chicken Liver Paté -mix

10. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. 

Chicken Liver Paté - salt

11. Line a terrine mold with plastic wrap and pour the mixture into the mold. 

Chicken Liver Paté -terrine

12. Put the mold in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. 

Chicken Liver Paté - cold

13. Your liver pate is ready.

Chicken Liver Paté - ready

How long does the chicken liver paté keep?

Your liver pate will keep for about 1 week in the refrigerator. 

You can also portion it and freeze it perfectl.. Then it will keep for a few months.


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