Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Livers Recipe

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My children didn't like liver but I knew it was good for them so I decided to hide it by substituting chicken livers in a sweet-and-sour pork recipe. My kids loved it...and they never knew the difference!—Diane Murdock, Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 pound chicken livers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 medium green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 243 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 373mg cholesterol, 829mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, saute chicken livers in oil for 8-10 minutes or until juices run clear. Add green peppers, pineapple and salt; saute until peppers are tender. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, broth, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Pour over chicken livers. Serve over rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Livers in Country Woman May/June 1999, p38

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