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AIP Apple Chicken Liver Pate Recipe

Louise | August 30

Pate is one of those foods that sounds, on paper, like it should be utterly unenjoyable. If you have never tried a pate before the idea of blended up chicken liver could turn you off. However, once you try your first bite, you discover the luxurious flavor and appealing texture.

I know that I was apprehensive about ever trying any type of pate up until I was in charge of making it myself in restaurants and culinary school. After experiencing the rich flavors pate has become one of my favorite snacks, and it’s always a winner for dinner parties and guests.

The AIP apple chicken liver pate recipe below takes a subtle twist on a classic and adds a sweet exquisiteness. Chicken liver is an ideal ingredient for an AIP diet as it is naturally packed full of nutrients. The fact that this pate is a delicious snack that you are going to want to make over and over again is just a bonus.

Some Valuable Tips on Assembling Pate

The challenge with blending a pate is incorporating the fats seamlessly so that it is unnoticeable. There are a couple of problems that present themselves with this concept. First, when meat is blended while hot any fats present will begin to froth before the rest of the components reach the desired smoothness. Alternatively, when cooled fats naturally try to separate.

The best practice is to try your best to keep the temperature consistent. If you are going to blend it warm, do it quickly as the cooling will allow the fats to present themselves. Should you choose to blend the mixture chilled, it is a good idea to cool down your equipment in the freezer so nothing will drastically increase the temperature.

What Am I Supposed to Serve My Pate With?

Pate is traditionally served alongside a platter of grain-rich processed crackers. Though this may not work well for an auto-immune diet, there are still some options. Considering that apple is an essential ingredient within the recipe, apple slices make a natural choice. Pate works well with salty options such as kale or seaweed chips as well. For a great alternative, this AIP baked pita chip recipe would make the ideal accompaniment.

Some Options to Bring More Flavor To Your Pate

I am always excited when a recipe only consists of four ingredients as this one does. Not only does it making grocery shopping a lot simpler, but simple components helps not to complicate a final dish. However, a basic recipe also opens the doors to explore new flavors.

Here are a few options of ingredients that can be incorporated the next time you make this apple chicken liver pate:

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Saffron
  • Tarragon
  • Rosemary

AIP Apple Chicken Liver Pate Recipe #aip

AIP Apple Chicken Liver Pate Recipe #aip

AIP Apple Chicken Liver Pate Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Belgium


This impressive pate is sure to please everyone.


  • 0.7 lb (11 oz or 317 g) chicken liver
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) avocado oil (may need extra)
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 apple, chopped
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut in a pan and saute the chopped onions, apple and chicken liver until the liver is cooked (just pink inside). This takes 10-15 minutes on medium heat, and you may find putting a lid onto the pan for 5 minutes at the end helps.
  2. Blend the liver, onions, apple, and salt until smooth (add in an extra tablespoon of avocado oil if needed to make the pate smoother).
  3. Serve with apple slices or AIP crackers.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 14 g
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