Chicken Liver Mousse

Chicken Liver Mousse

I definitely love a good charcuterie board. That being said, I don't eat any pork, so finding patés and mousse that is made without pork products can be daunting. 

I originally found a recipe for chicken liver mousse from New York Times, and have edited it. This recipes makes enough for a crowd. It's perfect for the holidays!

Serves 24 decent sized portions

Shopping List

  • 18 ounces (one container) chicken livers, such as Bell and Evans. Make sure to clean and dry the livers
  • Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil 
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 8 sprigs thyme, leaves only
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/4 a lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes


Season livers with a liberal amount of salt and pepper and the thyme leaves. Warm a large sauté pan over medium heat with the vegetable oil. Brown the livers on both sides and add the sliced red onion. Sear the livers on the other side for about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and brandy, cook the livers until the pan is dry.


In a blender (I use a vitamix), add the livers and blend. Slowly add the heavy cream and then the cubes of butter. Blend until smooth. 

Place into a large mason jar and serve with crackers, crostini, or cucumber slices.