Savory Chicken Livers with Sweet Peppers and Onions

Savory Chicken Livers with Sweet Peppers and Onions


"In this traditional Palestinian recipe, chicken livers are sauteed in olive oil with bell peppers, onions and garlic and seasoned with allspice, sumac, and soy. A sprinkle of lemon juice can be substituted for the sumac, a Middle Eastern seasoning with a tart, lemony taste."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 187 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 410 mg
  • 137%
  • Sodium:
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the green and red peppers, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until peppers and onions begin to soften.
  2. Add the liver to the pan, along with the sumac, allspice, and soy sauce. Cook and stir until the liver is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
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  1. 11 Ratings


I had to switch it up as I was thin on ingredients. I used 1/3 yellow, 1/3 orange and 1/3 red sweet peppers and I didn't have sumac. I used small pearl onions and added a splash more seasoning. This really rocked. All the other recipes include bacon and I was looking for something flavorful, yet less fatty. What a great dish for high protein, low calorie and fantastic taste! I burned the peppers a bit to give them that blackened look & taste. Thank you SO much for posting this!

Tina P.

I also added fresh mushrooms to the mix, it would have been easier to cook the livers separately and then add them. Overall this recipe had good flavor and is a healthier option than the traditional fried livers/mashed potatoes & gravy I would have rather had the latter though.


My husband said this was very good. I sprinkled lime juice instead of lemon juice in place of the sumac because he likes the taste of limes better than lemons, especially when cooked. I don't like liver of any kind so I'm rating this on his sayso!