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5 from 29 votes

Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers

Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers are real treat and this recipe is a family favorite.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Chicken Livers
Servings: 1 pound
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.


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.