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Carnivore Chicken Liver and Bacon Recipe

by | Last updated Dec 12, 2023 | RECIPES

This pan-fried chicken liver and bacon recipe is a great way to add more organ meat into your diet.

Chicken liver is a nutritional powerhouse, thanks to its exceptional nutrient density. Rick in quality proteins and many essential nutrients including iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and folate. [1]

Just 100 gram serving of chicken liver delivers the following: [2, 3]

  • Protein: 17g (34% of DV)
  • Vitamin A: 3300mcg (366% of DV)
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 0.305mg (25% of DV)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 1.78mg (137% of DV)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 9.73 mg (61% DV)
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 6.23mg (125% of DV)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.853mg (50% of DV)
  • Vitamin B12: 16.58mcg (691% of DV)
  • Vitamin B9 (folate): 588 mcg (147% of DV)
  • Vitamin C: 17.9mg (20% of DV)
  • Copper: 0.49mg (54% of DV)
  • Iron: 8.99mg (50% of DV)
  • Manganese: 0.255mg (11% of DV)
  • Phosphorus: 297mg (24% of DV)
  • Selenium: 54.6mcg (99% of DV)
  • Zinc: 2.67mg (24% of DV)
  • Other vitamins and minerals in small amounts as wells as beneficial bioactive compounds.

With its impressive array of nutrients, adding a small amount of chicken liver to your diet regularly is a great way to increase your nutrient intake.

Although beef liver may be healthier because beef cattle is generally better raised than commercial chicken, chicken liver is still super nutritious and has a more palatable taste than beef liver. The crispy bacon bits and creamy butter also add more flavor depth to the dish.


  • 1 pound (about 450g) chicken liver
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter.


  1. Preparation: Cut the chicken liver in half or into desired bite-sized pieces. Remove connective tissues if desired. Season the chicken liver pieces with salt.
  2. Cook Bacon Bits: In a large frying pan, cook the bacon bits over medium heat until they are crispy. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  3. Cook Chicken Liver: Using the same pan, add the butter and let it melt. Add the seasoned chicken liver pieces to the pan.
  4. Pan-Fry Chicken Liver: Cook the chicken liver pieces for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are browned on the outside and cooked to your desired level of doneness but ensuring the chicken liver is still tender inside.
  5. Combine with Bacon Bits: Add the crispy bacon bits back to the pan with the chicken liver. Toss everything together for a minute to combine the flavors.
  6. Serve Warm: Remove the pan from heat. Serve immediately while they are warm.

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