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Homemade chicken pate


One of my best childhood memories is going camping. I love camping and I taught my son to love it too since he was 1 year old. I put a tent in the garden and spent the night in it. Now, he can’t wait to go camping.

I told you about our food in that period here: Green bananas. It was bad. Now, we have everything we want, but I noticed is not so healthy anymore. They add so many chemicals in the food that is outrageous.

Anyway, when we went camping we used to have sandwiches for the road. They were just a few types of sandwiches: with cheese, butter or pate.

I loved the ones with pate. Add some tomatoes and cucumber from the garden and they were perfect.

I decided to make homemade pate because the one in the shops are not very healthy.

I tried with cow and chicken and I can say they are both great.

Here is the recipe for chicken pate.


  • 500 g chicken livers
  • 1 onion cut in pieces
  • 1 garlic clove smashed and peeled
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • 80g melted butter
  • Ground pepper


In a saucepan, put the livers and the onion and add water to cover them. Bring to simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Check that the livers are barely pink inside. I tend to overcook them a little for my little one.

Remove from the heat and let it cool.

In a food processor add the livers and the onion. Process until they become a puree. Add garlic and butter and then season with salt, pepper and turmeric.

Put the pate in a jar and refrigerate until firm. Serve it chilled.

You can cover the pate with a layer of melted butter and refrigerated for up to 1 week. You can freeze it and you will have it for up to 2 months.

Is great for breakfast on toast or when you go hiking on a sandwich.





70 thoughts on “Homemade chicken pate

  1. I love homemade pate, I’ve never tried adding turmeric- I am going to do this next time as it sounds great! I also like to make mushroom pate, and mackerel pate – each as easy as the chicken liver one, and each just as tasty. Love reading your blog!

      1. When I make mushroom pate, I sauté the mushrooms with an onion, then whizz in a blender with cottage cheese and seasoning to taste. That’s all. V. Easy and delicious!

      2. Wow! I hope you get lucky. Would love to see what you find. I’ve never picked wild mushrooms before.

  2. I definitely try this recipe 🙂 I’ve made some pate once many years ago. And it tasted really bad. Even my dog didn’t want it haha 😂

  3. I love potatoes and I agree that anything made it home is going to be much better than anything you by the store. Your version looks absolutely delicious and I’m definitely going to try it.

  4. I used to make it when we had time but now my cholesterol is quite high so my doctor and I hope to reduce it in six months with a change of diet, so this is currently ruled out for me, but others, please enjoy.

  5. We love camping, with a tent, and now I cannot contemplate driving the camper to Romania and back I hope we’ll be visiting Bucovina with a tent again as we did last year. The nearest to you we were camping then was Ciocanesti.
    It was interesting to read your comment about being able to get everything you want now; I remember well when you could not and recall taking my turn in queues for hours for sugar, oil or butter, often in the end getting nothing.
    But now when we’re there we buy as much as we can from the country people, certainly fresh fruit and vegetables, as those in the supermarkets have become as bad as here in the UK – pretty tasteless and who knows with what terrible chemical composition they have been sprayed?
    It would be fun to find ourselves camping next to you this coming summer!

  6. I love chicken pate – this sounds so tasty. I may actually need to go and buy some for lunch now. My husband doesnt like liver and I love it – this way i can buy, make and enjoy. thank you

  7. Wow! I love pate!! This versions sounds simple and delicious. It’s great that it’s not as processed as ones that are often sold in stores. I cook a lot, yet I’ve never cooked liver before. This just may be the first liver recipe I try out. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Hi,
    First of all, let me give you, congratulations for this amazing blog and for share your recipes with us.
    I have a question about the “Chicken Paté”.
    Can we change the “melted butter” for “olive oil” or for some other thing?

  9. I’ve had duck pate and loved it. Making my own hasn’t tempted me before this but I’m rethinking things. I’m curious as to the type of flatbread you used in the picture.

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