This slow cooker chicken liver pate is just yet another great condiment that you can do in the best kitchen appliance.
This pate is perfect on a party platter with some cheeses, chutney, deli goods and of course some nice crackers.
The long cooking time helps all the flavors to develop and become more concentrated. Using a slow cooker will give you a much more vibrant and tastier final product than doing this recipe over the stove.
You should find that the chicken liver pate will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. It’s important to keep it tightly wrapped to avoid it from spoiling faster than normal.
One thing you need to be aware of is how much pate this recipe will make. Typically, we share ours with friends and family. If you’re just cooking for yourself then you may want to quarter the amount of ingredients in this recipe.
There are a few things that might raise concern when making this recipe so be sure to check out the cooking tips just under the recipe.
You can check out the video on how to make this delicious pate right below. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right underneath the video.
Slow Cooker Chicken Liver Pate Recipe
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- 1 onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp. garlic, crushed
- 1.5kg (3.3 lb) chicken livers
- 2 Tbsp thyme
- 2 tbsp dill
- 1 tbsp. orange rind
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup tawny port wine
- 400g (14 oz) unsalted butter
- In a slow cooker add the onion, garlic, chicken livers, thyme, dill, orange rind, orange juice, and port wine. Stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Turn to high and leave the lid slightly ajar for 1 hour.
- Transfer the contents of the slow cooker to a food processor. Blitz, while gradually adding the butter. Process until smooth.
- Season with salt & pepper.
- Add to ramekins leaving a 2cm (0.7 in) gap, allow to cool.
- Seal the ramekins with a layer of melted butter or by using some plastic wrap.
- Place into a refrigerator.
- Serve & enjoy.
- I don’t suggest altering the recipe too much as it might have an impact on the result. For example, if you add too many liquids, then the pate will never set properly.
- Once you have finished blitzing the pate mixture you will notice it is quite runny. Don’t stress as once you start to cool it, it will thicken quite a bit.
- Chicken livers are typically available at your local butcher. You may need to ask if you can’t see them on display.
- You can use other types of liver. For example, duck liver is a pretty good substitute for chicken liver.
- If you don’t have any port wine, then you can substitute it with another sweet wine. Such as a late-harvest Riesling, Chardonnay or a dessert white wine.
- Leaving the lid slightly ajar isn't super important but it helps reduce the liquid slightly.
All the nutritional information that you might want to know about this slow cooker chicken liver pate is right below.
The serving size is an estimate and is based on how much you will likely eat in one sitting. If you have any extras such as toast or crackers, then you will need to add these too.
There are so many different condiments and sauces that you can do in the slow cooker. If you’re looking for more to do, then be sure to check out all our condiment recipes.
One I highly suggest trying is the tomato chutney. It is packed with all the flavors that are in a good chutney, including a bunch of spices. I love keeping some chutney in the fridge as it’s great to go with some cheese, pate, and crackers.
I hope that you like this slow cooker chicken liver pate as much as I do. If you have some feedback, tips or anything else, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.