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Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

Chicken Scarpariello

Classic American-Italian recipe with juicy chicken thighs, mouthwatering sweet Italian sausage, and peppers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cast Iron Skillet Chicken, Chicken and Sausage, Chicken Dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 52 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 318 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 19 oz. package mild Italian sausage links
  • 2.5 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 red or orange bell peppers sliced into strips
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth divided
  • 1/2 cup Jarred sweet cherry peppers coarsely chopped and seeded
  • 1/2 cup liquid from cherry pepper jar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Add sausage and stir and cook until all sides are browned. About 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet.

  4. Add chicken thighs in a single layer. (Cook in batches if necessary) Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook each side for 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  5. Drain fat from skillet.

  6. Heat remaining 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet.

  7. Add chopped onion and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook for about 2 minutes scraping brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.

  8. Add bell peppers and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

  9. Stir in half of the chicken broth. Cook until half of the liquid is reduced.

  10. Stir in remaining chicken broth, cherry peppers, cherry pepper liquid, and oregano. Bring to a simmer.

  11. Return sausage and chicken to the skillet. Partially cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (internal temp reaches 165F)

  12. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Scarpariello
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.7g24%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 162.4mg54%
Sodium 620.4mg27%
Potassium 157.1mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.