What to do with chicken hearts? Eat them! If you’re on paleo diet, you have to try chicken hearts. Here are the highlights of chicken heart nutrition (per 1 cup or 145 grams), followed by a chicken hearts recipe:
- 38 grams of protein
- 73% of iron, 176% of B12 and over 20% of other B vitamins
- 11 grams of total fat, 3 grams saturated
- 351 mg of cholesterol (exceeds daily limit)
1 lb. (1/2 kg) chicken hearts
Metal or wooden skewers
Skewer the chicken hears as shown in the picture while you pre-heat your grill (or ribbed iron pan). Sprinkle the chicken hearts on all sides with any kind of chicken grill seasoning or seasoning of your choice. We use a traditional Bulgarian grilling seasoning mix, but any dried seasoning that’s good on grilled chicken would be good on grilled chicken hearts (with the exception of citrus or dried herbs).
Grill until the hearts get crispy. Serve on the skewer. In order to eat them, hold one end of the skewer and slide the chicken heart off with your fork.
TIP: Where can I find chicken hearts? – Not every store will be overflowing (OK, or even sell) chicken hearts depending on where you live. In the Middle East, it’s no problem, but worldwide the availability varies.
– If you frequent a butcher, just ask:)
– Supermarkets that cater to Asian food (like 99 Ranch)
– Know any restaurants that serve them? Ask them where they get them.