Pappardelle With Chicken Livers & Onions

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Manami

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.

Top Review by champagnemethod

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.

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.

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