Chicken Liver and Onions with Swiss Chard – No-Soak

Chicken Liver and Onions with Swiss Chard – No-Soak

Thinking something nourishing yet simple for dinner tonight? Try this dairy-free, no-prep and nutrient-dense chicken liver and onions with Swiss chard recipe!

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“How can I make chicken livers taste good with minimum effort?” ⁠

Don’t worry I got you covered! This yummy recipe involves no deep-frying (no air-fryer either!), no extended soaking in milk (so dairy-free and minimum prep time!!) and no cutting raw meat on cutting board (so no mess!!)!

Furthermore, chicken liver is a nutritional powerhouse with abundant vitamin A and B12. In fact, organ meat offers high concentration of vitamins and minerals that are incomparable by plant-based sources. ⁠

Among various animal livers like beef, pork and veal, chicken liver is the most light-tasting. Therefore, it makes a good choice for an organ meat recipe that is easy to make it well!

Chicken liver and onions with red onion and green onion in the background

Why add Swiss chard to chicken liver and onions?

Swiss chard is a versatile vegetable that gives crunchy texture for the stems, creamy texture for the leaves. As a dark leafy green, it also carries great depth in flavor with a nice subtle sweetness.

Similarly, you can replace Swiss chard in the recipe with any dark leafy green vegetables. For example, you can replace Swiss chard with:

What to serve with chicken liver and onions?

This dish renders a flavorful deep gravy that goes well in anything! Especially, I would recommend serving it on warm steamed rice or mashed sweet potatoes for paleo or mashed rutabaga for keto. Serving it with a slice of gluten-free sourdough bread would be perfect too!

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Chicken liver and onions with Swiss chard

Thinking something nourishing yet simple for dinner? Try this dairy-free and nutrient-dense chicken liver and onions with Swiss chard!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken liver, one-pan, onion, skillet, swiss chard
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Brenda


  • 1/2 lb Chicken liver Rinsed and pat dried
  • 1 cup Sliced onions yellow, white or red
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar white or apple cider
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 cups Swiss chard chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green onion and red pepper flakes optional, for garnish


  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Add cooking oil and brown chicken livers
  • As chicken livers begin to brown, use a spatula to cut livers into smaller pieces. Add vinegar, salt and pepper to skillet and stir to coat the livers
  • As livers are more than halfway done, add onions to skillet and sauté until livers are fully cooked
  • Turn off heat and add chopped Swiss chard to skillet, stir and slightly cover until chard leaves are wilt.
  • Serve with your favorite sides like rice, polenta, or gluten-free bread

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