Pappardelle With Chicken Livers & Onions

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

This dish is awesome! It is comfort food (for me, at least), savory and not like all other pasta dishes. It is a combination of a couple of recipes - need I say that chicken livers are a favorite of mine. :) A lot of the residents seem to like a little taste here and there - since they are high in iron etc. the good outweighs the bad! AOL - Recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the chicken livers, removing the green spots and fat, and cut the livers into small pieces; drain on a paper towel.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the butter with the olive oil over moderate heat and in it saute the scallions, shallots, and garlic for 3 minutes, being careful not to brown them.
  3. Add the livers and continue cooking until they have lost their raw color.
  4. With a slotted spoon, remove the mixture to a bowl.
  5. In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms over moderate heat for 3 minutes, adding a little olive oil if the pan is too dry.
  6. Add the vermouth and reduce it to 1/4 cup.
  7. Stir in the cream, tomatoes, sugar , basil, sage, and salt and pepper to taste and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup.
  8. Add the liver mixture and continue cooking, stirring, at a low simmer, about 5 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, in a kettle, bring 5 quarts water to a boil and add 1 tbsp of salt and the vegetable oil.
  10. Add the pappardelle, stir, and cook until al dente.
  11. Drain and in a large serving bowl toss with the sauce (reheated if necessary).
  12. Garnish with the chopped fresh parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

This was perfect! It has been snowing for days and I wanted comfort food. Chicken livers are a favorite of mine and this was a stellar application.

The only changes I made were using a bit if pancetta because I had it on hand and wanted it to go in something. Fresh sage in place of dried..again I had it on hand. I got truffle infused sea salt for Christmas so I put a pinch on and it was awesome but it was awesome before. Usually I can't stand reviews that say..I love this recipe except I substituted ham for chicken and added a cup of salsa instead of cream..or what ever massive change was made. This is a good recipe as is.

champagnemethod February 13, 2011