Chicken and Walnut Pate Recipe

Chicken and Walnut Paté Recipe

Pate always makes a great starter and this tasty chicken and walnut pate recipe can be made in minutes. Whole wheat toast is particularly good with this recipe but white toast with this chicken and walnut pate recipe would certainly be fine too.

It is up to you, so serve whatever kind of toast you prefer, even offer both whole wheat and white if you have dinner guests and are not sure about their preference.

Chicken and Walnut Pate Recipe? Yum!

Making your own chicken and walnut pate recipe is such a good idea because, let’s face it, store-bought pate is meh  Or at least, it’s nothing special. Anyone can buy pate and serve it with toast. And then what is going to impress your dinner guests, the fact you can make toast?

No, that won’t do at all!

Instead follow a recipe like this and make your own. Not only will your culinary skills be more appreciated but the flavor will be so much better.

This chicken and walnut pate recipe features liver sausage, walnuts, sherry and more, and while the pate itself might have a rustic appearance, the flavor is quite sophisticated.

Serve this typical French pate and just sit back and listen to all the compliments coming your way, because they will.

Chicken and Walnut Pate Recipe: How to Serve

I love to serve preserves and butter in little dishes so people can butter their toast points and then add the pate and, if they like, preserves too. Try any kind of preserves or jam from plum to apricot or even fig. The sweetness is so amazing with the savory taste of the chicken walnut pate!


Easy Chicken and Walnut Paté Starter

Liver sausage is the basis of this tasty pate, and that is combined with chicken, garlic, sherry and walnuts for an exquisite flavor. The texture is perfect too. Serve with melba toast or crackers.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: French


  • 175g (6 oz) liver sausage
  • 125g (4 1/2 oz) cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 50g (1 3/4 oz) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons medium sherry
  • Toast, to serve
  • Sprigs of parsley, for garnish


  1. Mash the sausage, garlic and sherry until smooth.
  2. Add the pepper, walnuts and chicken.
  3. Divide between 4 individual dishes and garnish with parsley.
  4. Serve with buttered wholemeal or white toast.

Pate is a very popular idea for an appetizer because it is meaty, tasty and everyone will be able to identify it. Because pate is such a carnivores’ dish it is ideal for meat lovers. If you would prefer a fish pate instead of this chicken and walnut pate recipe, you might prefer this fish mousse recipe instead.

Anyway you may serve this with toast triangles (cut each slice of toast into 4 triangles) and butter which is soft enough to spread. Some fruit preserves are also great with pate because the sweetness contrasts so well, or you could try a sweet chutney or similar.

This is quite a filling recipe so keep the portions small if there is a main dish on the way soon afterwards.

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