Sauteed Chicken Hearts

Sauteed Chicken Hearts

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

I fell in love with chicken hearts at a Brazilian restaurant. If you like dark meat chicken, you should try them - very rich and meaty!


1 chicken hearts
1 leek or onion; chopped
1 Garlic; chopped
Pepper; to taste
Salt; to taste
olive oil

Original recipe makes 5



Marinate (optional): combine the garlic, olive oil, and salt/pepper in a bag and add the chicken hearts; marinate for 2-3 hours. Saute the leek or onion and additional garlic (if you love garlic like I do...) in olive oil until soft. Add the chicken hearts and saute over medium heat until done, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, saute chicken hearts halfway and finish in the broiler. Can also be cooked on skewers on the grill.

Cooked chicken hearts will be brown throughout; cook just like you would chicken thighs.

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Try to get past the ick factor....these are yummy morsels of rich, dark meat!

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I would LOVE to try this, but I can not find anyplace that sells just the chicken hearts. Can someone help me ??
cardiactech 11m ago
Most butchers have chicken hearts available. - Steve Murch 11m ago
Hi cardiactech! Sometimes you can find chicken hearts in Asian or Mexican groceries. In regular markets, you can find hearts mixed in with gizzards. So if you like both, that's a good combination, too! - tammy rubicat 10m ago

These are really tasty and super tender! They do taste just like dark meat chicken... but potentially even more flavorful. Also very cost-effective because organ meats are cheaper than muscle meats.
elizabethgraham 3y ago

It is great! I am trying it tonight.
Missbeautifullife 4y ago

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