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Overhead shot of a white plate with polenta topped with chicken liver and onions
Chicken Liver and Onions with Polenta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Chicken Liver and Onions with Polenta, a delicious and easy dinner recipe for the whole family, toddlers included. Packed with great flavours, and highly nutritious, this dish is also low carb, high protein, and gluten free, so everyone gets to enjoy it. The chicken liver is sauteed with onions, then cooked with broth and tomato paste until tender, and the sauce coats the liver nicely. The best childhood recipe, my chicken liver recipe is the best you can get.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: chicken liver recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 736 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the Chicken Liver and Onions
  • 1 lb chicken liver
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 cup chicken stock (broth)
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
For the Polenta
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Peel and finely slice the onions, then heat up the oil and sautee the onions until soft.

  2. Rinse the chicken liver with plenty of cold water, then add them to the pan, alllowing them to cook for about 10-15 minutes, until they change their colour.

  3. Add the chicken stock, salt and tomato puree, and leave to cook with the lid on on a low to meadium heat until the liquid is almost evaporated into a thicker gravy.

  4. To make the poleta, bring the water to a boil together with about a handful of cormeal and the salt.

  5. Once the water reached the boiling point, use a whisk to quickly stir, while adding the rest of the cornmeal.

  6. Cook on a low heat, whisking for about 15 minutes or until the cormeal thickens and has a creamy consistency.

  7. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Liver and Onions with Polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 736 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 786mg262%
Sodium 1246mg52%
Potassium 1204mg34%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 25290IU506%
Vitamin C 52.1mg63%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 23.8mg132%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.