Chicken Liver Pate

Cooking Time

20 minutes


4-6 servings


  • 3 TBSP grass fed butter/ghee/coconut oil
  • ¼ cup green apple, peeled, cored and chopped or grated/shredded (optional – sometimes I don’t use apple and it’s still great!)
  • ¼ - ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp freshly grated lemon zest (If you don’t have fresh lemon, you could use a few splashes of organic lemon juice)
  • 8 oz raw chicken livers or combination of livers and other organ meats (except gizzards and heart)
  • ½ TBSP dried thyme or 1 TBSP fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp dried tarragon or 1 tsp fresh tarragon (An alteration is using marjoram instead of tarragon.)
  • ½ cup full fat unsweetened coconut milk or raw sour cream (Using coconut milk will result in a thinner consistency. Raw sour cream will be a little thicker. If you are using coconut milk and desire a thicker consistency, use about ¼ cup instead of ½ cup.)
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt


  1. Melt 2 TBSP of the butter/ghee/coconut oil in a large skillet over low heat. 
  2. Add the apples (if using), onions and lemon zest. Sauté everything for about 4 minutes or until the apples and onions are softened.
  3. Add the livers and herbs and increase the heat to medium. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until all the liquid is evaporated.
  4. Add the remaining 1 TBSP butter/ghee/coconut oil and then take it off the stove to let sit to cool a bit before putting it into a food processor/blender. 
  5. Once ready to blend, put mixture in the food processor/blender and add the coconut milk/sour cream and sea salt.
  6. Blend well. 
  7. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.


Not sure how to eat pate?

  • Simply, eat right off the spoon with additional sea salt. 
  • Or, spread on raw veggies such as cucumbers
  • It also tastes great with apples. 
  • I also like it with hard boiled eggs and even with dates!
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