If you know how to prepare them right, consuming organic pasture-raised chicken livers can be as delicious as they are nutritious and that is saying a lot. There is no surprise why they stand out as one of the best meat options for supporting your health and well-being.
Opt for Organic Pasture-Raised Chicken. When it comes to choosing chicken liver, the quality does matter. Organic pasture-raised chicken are raised without antibiotics, growth hormones, or synthetic pesticides. They also enjoy a natural diet while roaming freely in pastures. This results in a superior nutritional profile for their livers, essentially by reducing the amount of junk the liver had to process during the life of the chicken.
Here are four reasons why chicken livers are know to be a nutritional powerhouse:
- Essential Nutrients: Chicken livers are an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential vitamins, and minerals. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B12, iron, folate, and zinc, which play crucial roles in supporting the immune system, promoting red blood cell formation, maintaining healthy vision, and aiding DNA synthesis.
- Boosted energy Levels: If you are like most of the world, you often feel fatigued. Chicken liver pack a high iron content assists in delivering oxygen to cells and supports energy metabolism, and thus help revitalize your energy levels. Vitamin B12 found in chicken livers is often supplemented to combat fatigue and is known to promote neurological health.
- Immune System Support: Vitamin A, abundant in chicken livers, is known for its role in immune system function. It supports the development and responsiveness of immune cells while maintaining the integrity of skin and mucosal barriers. Consuming chicken livers can provide a natural boost to your immune defenses.
- Cognitive Health: Chicken livers have high quantities of Vitamin B12 and folate, which both support brain function. These nutrients contribute to mental clarity, memory, and overall cognitive health.
Incorporating Chicken Livers Into Your Diet: There are several delicious ways to enjoy chicken livers. Our favorite at SH&W is one of the most simple. Our Masa Harina Chicken Liver Strips are so tasty even the biggest liver haters are likely to enjoy them.
Masa Harina Chicken Liver Stips
1-3 Fresh Organic Pasture Raised Chicken Livers
1/2 Cup Masa Harina
3 Tbsp Avocado Oil or Bacon Fat
1/4 tsp Onion Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Remove vasculature from the livers, cutting the fleshy parts of the lobes into small thin strips. Don’t feel they need to be uniform or be afraid to leave lots of rough edges.
Combine masa harina and spices and place on a plate or wide bowl.
Bring a skillet to medium high heat and then add avocado oil or bacon fat.
Wait until the oil is hot but not smoking, then quickly chicken liver pieces into masa harina and spice blend until completely covered.
Immediately add the breaded livers strips to the hot skillet.
The liver may pop in the oil so be careful and cover with a breathable wire screen if available.
Cook until golden brown and flip to the other side. Approximately 3-5 minutes.
Flip again and cook another 2 minutes or so until a darker brown crust forms on each side.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.