How to make chicken hearts tasty and easy

Chicken hearts with potatoes

Offal is not popular just because not everyone knows how to cook it. Chicken hearts are inexpensive, they are available to everyone. With some culinary experience, they make delicious dishes. In addition, they are rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals and are ideal for those who prefer healthy food and follow a diet.

In the article I will not only talk about this product, but also consider the most interesting recipes for cooking at home.

Preparatory stages: cooking technology


Chicken hearts have no tendons, but there may be blood clots inside that should be removed. Before processing, each is cut lengthwise, opened like a book, and clots, vessels in the form of tubes or veins, are removed. Then it is washed with running cold water.

The offal is cooked in the oven, slow cooker, fried, stewed, boiled. Only not too long to maintain juiciness and softness. You can fry in hot oil until a light crust appears, then add onions and carrots.

It is best to cook in a sealed container, in order to preserve the juiciness so that in the end the dish does not become hard. The duration of the preparation depends on how young the meat is: the older the chicken, the longer it cooks until cooked. If the hearts of chickens, it will take only half an hour, and if mature hens - about two hours. Approximate “age” can be determined by color.

Cooking delicious chicken hearts in a pan in sour cream

Chicken hearts in a pan

Among the popular recipes - stewing in sour cream in a pan. To prepare a culinary masterpiece, you will need a simple grocery set.

Servings: +10
  • hearts 600 g
  • garlic 2 tooth.
  • onion 100 g
  • sour cream 100 g
  • basmati rice 200 g
  • butter 20 g
  • mixture "Provencal herbs" ½ tsp
  • salt pepper taste
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 123 kcal
Proteins: 8.1 g
Fats: 8.5 g
Carbohydrates: 3.7 g
40 minVideo
  • Onions and garlic are chopped, fried in oil until transparent.
  • Excess fat and blood vessels are removed from the hearts. After that, they can be laid out in a pan and fry over medium heat until the pink color disappears.
  • Sour cream, salt and pepper are added, the fire is reduced and the dish is covered. Simmer for about half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, rice is boiled and oil is added to it.
  • After 30 minutes, when the hearts have become soft, it's time to season with a mixture of aromatic Provence herbs.
  • Cook the dish until excess moisture is gone.

They are served on the table as follows: rice is laid out on a plate, a small depression is made in the middle, in which hearts are placed in the form of a slide. The decoration of the dish can be green vegetables and tomatoes.

Pot roast with potatoes and prunes in pots

It’s absolutely easy to cook this delicious dish.

  • 1 kg of hearts;
  • potatoes - 500g;
  • medium onion;
  • medium carrots;
  • head of garlic;
  • 8 pcs prunes
  • a pinch of paprika;
  • 2 tsp. dried dill and salt.
How to cook:
  1. We prepare the hearts, peel the vegetables, wash with water, cut the garlic into slices, and the prunes into cubes.
  2. Mix the components with hearts, add salt and pepper.We cut the potatoes separately into cubes, put them in the pots in portions. Cubes can be made large. Lay out vegetables and offal on top.
  3. We fill everything with boiling water (⅓ cup in each pot), cover with lids and send to the oven preheated to 180 degrees. An hour later, the dish is ready.

Kebabs in the oven in the oven

Skewers of Chicken Hearts

A very original and tasty recipe with which you will surprise households and guests.

  • A kilogram of offal.
  • Soy sauce - 6 tbsp. l
  • Honey - 2 tbsp. l
  • Balsamic vinegar - 3 tbsp. l
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Hearts are washed, cleaned, if necessary, and stacked in a deep container in which they will be pickled.
  2. All components - honey, vinegar, sauce, spices are added to the dish, mix thoroughly with your hands and leave for 1.5 hours.
  3. Then strung on wooden skewers and placed in a baking dish.
  4. Top of the workpiece is watered with the rest of the marinade, and a few glasses of water are added to the mold.
  5. Kebabs are placed in a preheated oven (180 degrees), where they cook for about 15 minutes. After turning over and still baked for 20 minutes.

How to cook chicken hearts in a slow cooker

Hearts in a slow cooker

Cooking in a slow cooker simplifies the process, because the dish does not need to be constantly monitored.

  • 1 kg of offal;
  • 1 onion;
  • 1 carrot.
  1. Hearts are washed, peeled, onions and carrots are peeled, chopped and added to the offal.
  2. All prepared components are stacked in a multicooker bowl.
  3. Salt and pepper are added to taste, everything is mixed.
  4. The stewing or cooking program is selected and a timer is set for 45 minutes.

What can be made from chicken hearts

I have already presented some delicious and simple recipes from chicken hearts, but this is not the whole culinary arsenal. What else can you cook from them?

Hearts in Cheese Sauce

Another amazing dish that completely changes the idea of ​​offal. To prepare fragrant and delicate hearts, you will need simple and affordable products.

  • sour cream (20% fat) - 3 tbsp. l .;
  • processed cheese ("Amber") - 100 g;
  • garlic - 2 cloves;
  • bulbs - 2 pieces;
  • salt, pepper - to taste;
  • starch - 2 pinches;
  • dill, parsley;
  • Refined sunflower oil - for frying;
  • hearts - 700 g.
  1. It is better to cook in a deep pan with heated vegetable oil. In such a prepared container we spread the hearts, pepper and salt. Fry over high heat for about 3 minutes.
  2. Then make the fire less and fry another 15 minutes.
  3. Cut the onion into cubes, fry until golden brown in another pan and add to the hearts, leaving it to simmer another 15 minutes over low heat.
  4. Do not forget to stir from time to time.
  5. We wash the greens in running water, dry on a napkin, finely chop. Peel and chop the garlic.
  6. Grate the cheese on a coarse grater and add together with sour cream to the offal, mix.
  7. We monitor when the cheese is melted, add starch, herbs and garlic to the pan. Bring to a boil, try on salt, if necessary add more and remove from heat. Fragrant and tasty hearts in cheese sauce are ready.



If the traditional first courses are fed up with monotony, you can make chicken heart soup. It does not take much time and requires a minimum set of products.

  • 500 g of offal;
  • 3 large potatoes;
  • bulb;
  • carrot;
  • parsley;
  • Bay leaf;
  • salt;
  • ground pepper.
  1. The cooking scheme does not require outstanding culinary abilities: we prepare hearts, cleansing of everything superfluous, and clean vegetables.
  2. While the broth is cooked, cut the potatoes into cubes, rub the carrots on a fine grater, and chop the onions.
  3. After 30 minutes, add potatoes to the hearts, after a few minutes we reduce the fire.
  4. Then fry the carrots and onions in vegetable oil until golden.
  5. 15 minutes after the potatoes were sprinkled, we add roasting in our soup, season with bay leaves, pepper, do not forget to salt, and decorate with chopped parsley.
  6. The classic soup is ready to eat.

This variant of the first dish can be prepared with the addition of vermicelli. Here you can do without potatoes, and the soup will turn out to be light and tender. The cooking principle is maintained, as in the previous version, but the vermicelli is cooked for no more than 7 minutes.


Salad of chicken hearts will also please its taste.

  • hearts - 500 g;
  • cucumbers (pickled or fresh) - 2 pcs.;
  • eggs - 4 pcs.;
  • canned corn - 1 can;
  • greenery;
  • mayonnaise - 250 g;
  • pepper and salt.
  1. Boil the hearts in salted water, and add bay leaf for flavor. Cook after boiling for 20 minutes, at the end drain the liquid.
  2. While preparing the hearts, boil the eggs, and cut the cucumbers into cubes.
  3. Then chill the cooled eggs and hearts with rings or cubes.
  4. Combine the ingredients in a salad bowl. Do not forget to add corn, as well as season with mayonnaise and pepper. Mix everything thoroughly, and decorate with chopped herbs before serving.

The benefits and harms of chicken hearts


In addition to the fact that meat of chicken hearts is enriched with vitamins and minerals, it is also perfectly absorbed, which makes it indispensable in a healthy diet.

Regular consumption of offal allows you to:

  • Strengthen the heart, blood vessels and nervous system.
  • Accelerate tissue repair after surgery.
  • Achieve positive dynamics in the treatment of anemia.

Copper, which is rich in hearts, helps hemoglobin and some hormones to be synthesized in the body, and amino acids make them the most important dish in the diet of athletes and children.

With obvious benefits, older people should not get carried away with hearts because of high cholesterol. As the saying goes: "Measure is needed in everything." Also, they are not recommended for allergy sufferers.

Calorie content

Chicken hearts occupy an important position in the list of healthy and healthy foods. The calorie content of boiled hearts is approximately 183 kcal per 100 g. If you cook using sour cream, cheese and other nutritious ingredients, the nutritional value increases significantly.

Hearts are enriched with poly- and monounsaturated fats, vitamins PP, groups B, A, contain minerals: zinc, phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, calcium, magnesium, molybdenum, cobalt, chromium and manganese.

Useful Tips

Skewers in the pan

A selection of culinary secrets for those who want heart dishes were even tastier and healthier.

  • If you cook for a child, make sure that they go through a thorough heat treatment. Cook for about an hour.
  • Most often, for cooking in a slow cooker, select the program “Baking” and set a timer for 50 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker, stewing will take no more than half an hour.
  • In a double boiler cook from 1,5 hours.
  • Before frying, the hearts are boiled for 5 minutes.
  • Bad smell has spoiled product. When buying, check the expiration date.
  • Bitterness in the finished dish occurs if the hearts were not previously cleaned of veins and films.
  • Onions and carrots soften offal. The same effect is achieved when cooking in cheese or sour cream sauce.

Chicken hearts in a series of offal are distinguished by a delicate and pleasant taste. And they are suitable for those who care about health and prefer healthy dishes. You can cook them as often as you wish, and even surprise guests with unusual recipes at the festive table.

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