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MY KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN LIVERS

My Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers

We love chicken livers. We like them with gravy or honey mustard sauce.

1  pound chicken livers
1 cup buttermilk (could use regular milk)
1 cup self-rising flour (could use all-purpose)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
pinch cayenne or a few drops hot sauce, Optional
1/8 teaspoon cumin, Optional
cooking oil (I use Canola and about 1/2 cup)

Put the chicken livers in the buttermilk and let soak for about 3 or 4 minutes. Mix flour, garlic powder, salt,  pepper, cayenne and cumin in a shallow bowl.  Dredge chicken liver in flour until totally covered. Heat oil in skillet. Fry livers turning often until crispy. Remove from skillet and drain.  We like chicken livers with gravy or honey mustard sauce. Recipes for both below.  Enjoy!

Gravy from Drippings:

If you have any flour left over from dredging the livers put it in the drippings left in the frying pan.  You need about 1/4 cup flour. I leave the crumbs in the skillet with the drippings, add the flour and stir to soak up the oil.  Add about 1 1/2 cups milk and a teaspoon black pepper.  Bring to a boil, stirring to keep from burning and cook until gravy thickens to desired consistency.  Serve over chicken livers. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of gravy.

My Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers
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21 Responses

  1. They sound great !!! I eat them with the milk gravy and white rice !!!

  2. Judy, I saved this recipe back when you first posted it and only tonight did we finally get the chance to use it. We got a lb. of livers from the Farmer’s Market that were from free-range, pastured chickens. YUMMY!!! Thank you for your recipes.

    • So happy you were finally able to enjoy the recipe and so nice to hear from you. Hope you are doing fine and you are having a great summer. Hugs!

  3. Love them..daddy taught me to dip in ranch..,sooogooood

  4. I have been looking for a good, southern fried chicken recipe for ages!! I was very surprised that this site does not seem to have one. Could you please put a recipe on the site for it? Thanks so much!!!

    • I guess I just thought everyone knows how to fry chicken Deb. I just wash and pat dry the pieces. Season flour with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roll chicken in flour and fry in enough oil to cover chicken pieces about halfway. Do not let pieces touch and an iron skillet is better. Brown on both sides, cover and cook until tender. That’s about all I do to fried chicken. Some people dip it in egg first before the flour. I don’t.

  5. I had chicken livers last night, Yum

  6. My Husband and I both love chicken livers. I can not wait to try this, they sound wonderful.

  7. Thank you SO much.I got lucky to get my picky eater daughter to eat them,”Mum,are you frying chicken?Why,YES!yes I am.”Even after she realized down the line some year or so later,they were organ meat.She was like,well,it tastes like chicken.Works for me,lol.So now,we have a new way to cook them.Thank you.I plan to cook both soon and cannot wait to offer livers to her again :-)

  8. We love them dipped in honey.

  9. A friend introduced me to fried chicken livers dipped in schrimp sauce. This is fantastic.

  10. I have loved chicken livers my entire life & so do my children. I am a Ky. girl & this is how we make them, just one added thing, 1 tsp. sugar in the flour also. It takes away that little bit of strong flavor. Great with fried apples & biscuits.

  11. These chicken livers look so very good. I have been having a craving for them. Great recipe!

  12. Just a tip I learned from frying chicken livers, to keep them from popping prick them with a fork before coating and frying them, deep frying works very well too.

  13. Try these chicken livers with salsa. Very good.

  14. Holy cow!! These look sooo yummy!! I’ll have to make some just to get over the craving now:)

  15. OMG…. I was just in a KFC last month and asked why they didn’t carry the fried chicken livers any more…. I miss them soooooooooo much!!! Thank you for posting this… can’t wait to try out the recipe this week!

  16. Judy, I have not had chicken livers in years.
    Use to cook them all the time when children were growing up.

  17. I haven’t made chicken livers in a LONG time! These look wonderful and I’ll be making some soon. Thanks for the post!

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