Spicy Chicken Livers may not be everyone’s cup of tea but we love this dish! A small serving of spicy chicken livers is very filling and can be enjoyed with a variety of staples: bread, rice, pasta or even pap. It’s easy to prepare and in less than 30 minutes’ cooking time you too can enjoy a plate of delicious and wholesome spicy chicken livers.


Chicken livers, although quite high in cholesterol, contain almost no fat and no carbohydrates. Chicken livers are rich in folate, vitamins A and B12 and small servings of chicken livers from time to time can be a healthy addition to your diet. We don’t cook this meal very often but when we do, we thoroughly enjoy it!


The total cost for the ingredients in this recipe comes to about R50.00 (excluding electricity). This recipe yields at least 12 servings of spicy chicken livers, which comes to just over R4.00 per serving. You just can’t beat this price of meat (protein) per serving! Here is how you too can make this amazing meal.




2 x 250gr. Goldi Plain Chicken Livers

2 x 250gr. Goldi Peri-Peri Chicken Livers

2 Medium Onions, finely chopped

7-8 Tbsp. of Oil

1 ½ cups Water

Salt and Pepper to taste

Spray ‘n’ Cook




Defrost the chicken livers in the fridge for about 12 hours. Rinse the plain chicken livers under running water for just a few seconds and remove any sinew as this tends to make the chicken livers taste bitter and you don’t want that. Chop the chicken livers into 2-3cm squares or you can leave the chicken livers whole if you prefer.


Don’t rinse the Peri-Peri chicken livers under running water as these have already been marinated. Remove the sinew though and chop the chicken livers into 2-3cm squares or you can leave the chicken livers whole if you prefer. Reserve the marinade which you will use in cooking.


Finely chop the onions and fry until golden brown. Add the chopped chicken livers, both the plain and the Peri-Peri chicken livers, and fry for at least 10 minutes. Then add the Peri-Peri marinade, stir well and add the water. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes.


Serve Spicy Chicken Livers with bread, rice, pasta or pap and a side salad. Enjoy!


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