Keto Chicken Liver Pate (with Carnivore Option)

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This easy keto chicken liver pate recipe with no alcohol is ultra-smooth and creamy. Every bite is packed with flavor and great nutrition! Make this as an appetizer when you really want to wow your guests!

Organ meats provide many health benefits and are very affordable foods.

There’s no doubt this pate is proof organ meat recipes are worth eating. In fact, liver pate for keto and carnivore diets is one of the best ways to start!

keto pate without alcohol

What are the benefits of chicken liver?

The health benefits of liver are impressive enough to make even the biggest organ meat skeptic want to try liver at least once.

Buy free-ranged chicken livers from US Wellness.

Chicken liver is high in protein and many nutrients. According to the USDA nutrient database, 100 grams of chicken liver contains 167 calories from 25 g protein, 5 g fat, and 1 g carb.

Naturally low carb, this is a great keto diet approved ingredient!

There is an abundant amount of vitamin A, folate, various B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and E. There are small to moderate amounts of vitamin D and K2.

This same amount of liver has 118% RDA of selenium and significant amounts of iron, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese and smaller amounts of other essential minerals.

Nutrition Advance details the importance of these minerals and how chicken liver keeps us healthy.

Like all meat and organs, chicken liver is bioavailable. This means we can easily digest and assimilate the nutrition without the interference of plant toxins or nutritional co-factors that impede digestibility.

What you see on paper is really what you get in your body.

easy carnivore chicken liver recipe

Easy Chicken Liver Pate Recipe with No Alcohol

With less than 10 ingredients, you can make a show-stopping chicken liver pate recipe! What a great addition to your easy keto recipes collection.

You may see brandy listed as an ingredient in other chicken liver pate recipe but in this one we opt for no alcohol.

Serve as an appetizer before any meal or bring it to a holiday pot luck. It’s a classic holiday dish in my collection of keto Christmas dinner recipes. Pair with celery or carrot sticks, cucumber slices, bacon, pork rinds, or keto bread. Everyone will dig in!

organic sauteed chicken liver and onions

How to Make Chicken Liver Pate

To prepare the easy chicken liver pate recipe begin by trimming the livers. Remove any sinew or connective pieces. These don’t blend well and will be chewy in the pate if you leave them.

Use a sharp knife or kitchen scissors to cut around the livers.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Arrange the chicken livers in a single layer on the skillet and pan-fry until the first side is golden brown. Flip over and cook the second side for another few minutes. Cook about 5 minutes total. Add parsley in the last minute or so of cooking.

Chicken liver should be seared on the outside and remain rosy pink inside.

Since this is a chicken liver pate without alcohol we don’t simmer the livers in brandy or any other alcohol.

Remove the livers from heat and cool slightly before adding to a food processor. Blend with the remaining butter and season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.

If you don’t have a food processor, use a blender or immersion/stick blender.

Pour pate into ramekin dishes or a single container. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.

In a pinch pate can be served directly after blending however, it’s best if you can make the pate ahead of time and let the flavors meld overnight.

carnivore chicken liver pate recipe

Is chicken liver pate good for a carnivore diet?

Chicken liver pate is excellent on a carnivore diet!

The choice is yours: remove all the plant-based ingredients entirely or follow the directions as they are and enjoy more keto carnivore recipes in your diet!

Liver may have an important role in improving the nutrient density of your low carb diet so make an honest effort to enjoy it.

There are many nice ways to eat liver on a carnivore diet, pate is just one of them.

Carnivore Chicken Liver Pate Recipe

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You may find the original recipe which includes shallot, garlic, and parsley is suitable for your carnivore diet.

If you are following a strict no fiber approach, simply omit the plant-based ingredients. 

Trim and cook the chicken livers. Let cool slightly and then blend them up with the remaining butter and salt in a food processor. YUM!

At a look at all my carnivore diet recipes for more inspiration!

Duck Liver Benefits and Nutrition

Duck liver and duck fat would be delicious substitutions for chicken liver and butter.

Swap the butter for schmaltz (chicken fat) or duck fat anytime you want a dairy free recipe.

That’s an easy way to make this chicken liver pate dairy free!

Duck liver is a healthy keto carnivore ingredient that is also low in carbs. Generally, duck has a nice fatty acid profile since they eat more bugs and less corn and grain than chickens do.

According to Fat Secret, one ounce of duck liver has 39 calories coming from 5.3 g protein, 1.3 g fat, and 1 g net and total carb.

Find quality foods near you and ask your butcher if they can source duck liver for you.

carnivore chicken liver pate recipe

Keto Chicken Liver Pate Recipe

Jessica Haggard
This easy keto chicken liver pate recipe with no alcohol is ultra smooth and creamy. Every bite is packed with flavor and great nutrition! Make this as an appetizer when you really want to wow your guests.
4.68 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 6
Calories 185 kcal



  • Trim the chicken livers and remove any sinew. Kitchen scissors work well for this.
  • Melt a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add chicken liver to the pan. Pan-fry the first side until golden brown, flip them over for the second side, about 5-7 minutes total. Add parsley in the last minute of cooking.
  • Remove from heat and cool enough to add to a food processor. Add remaining butter and season with salt. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into ramekin dishes or a container and chill for 4 hours or overnight to set.


Dairy Free Option: Use duck fat in place of butter
You can blend in a food processor or blender or use an immersion blender (stick blender).
Pate is best made ahead of time and chilled overnight.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 260mgFiber: 1g

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Looking for more ways to use all your chicken parts? Try our spicy Chicken Feet Adobo recipe to satisfy your snack craving.

26 thoughts on “Keto Chicken Liver Pate (with Carnivore Option)”

    • Hi Cyd, You can eat liver as frequently as you like. A few times a week, or even every day for a while, is fine if you have strong cravings for it. Starting with once a week is also fine.

    • Hi Stephanie, Great question. You can store chicken liver pate in the fridge for up to a week. Adding a layer of melted butter or lard over the surface will allow it to keep for up to a month but only as long as the fat completely seals the contents below.

  1. Hi there! I was looking for liver pate recipes, and found yours. I have both pastured raised chicken liver and beef liver from the locals farms here in Indiana so I thought I’d try both. I know that shallots are milder in taste, but I don’t have that at the moment. Can I substitute with onions? I have vadalia onions at the moment. Would that be okay to use, and if so, how much of it should I use. Thanks so much fo your response in advance.😊

    • Hi Michelle, Sounds like you’re in the right place since I have a number of liver pate recipes for chicken and beef on the blog here 🙂 You can substitute with onion, that’s a great idea. I would use 1 tbsp of chopped onion instead of the shallot. Enjoy the recipe and thanks for visiting!

    • 5 stars
      Jessica’s chicken liver recipe sounds delicious. My family has never made it with butter, only mayo, without junk seed oils please! We also add a h b egg or two, which makes the chicken liver even more mild but still very flavorful. My favorite way to eat it is on thick rye bread with lettuce, tomato and raw onion, when I was eating bread. Now you have two recipes to try. 🙂

      • Yes to adding a hard-boiled egg or two! I have a recipe like that in the ketogenic edge cookbook. It’s a great choice! But I’ve never made it with mayo, that’s a new one for me. Thanks for the suggestion! And many thanks for visiting my blog! It’s nice to have you here 🙂


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