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Always on the hunt for easy, flavorful weeknight meals, this Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage and Peppers had an incredible depth of flavor and received rave reviews from my family.

Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage on a platter garnished with fresh rosemary

Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage

After decades of marriage, I know what I can get away with when it comes to experimental meals and the picky hubby. I spotted a gorgeous   Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage on a friend’s blog, Food Lust People Love. No obviously “offensive” ingredients listed, like mushrooms, fennel, etc. Just layers of delicious flavors from the white wine, sausage, and herbs. I used bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts instead of a combo of dark and light meat and substituted piquillo peppers for her peppadews. This Italian-American dish showed promise.

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With a depth of flavor from the sausage, wine, vinegar, and herbs, this Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage turned out to be an over the top entree. Simple to make, yet a complex experience for the taste buds. I happened to have a jar of piquillo peppers in my pantry, thanks I’m sure to Dorie Greenspan exposing me to these thin, sweet Spanish peppers.

Ordinary red bell peppers can be substituted if desired when making this Italian chicken recipe. Since I had all the ingredients except rosemary on hand, this Chicken Scarpariello was perfect for a memorable weeknight meal!Chicken Scarpariello | A terrific Italian-American entree that packs loads of deliciousness!

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Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage

Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage

A fabulous, flavorful one pan entree that will tantalize your taste buds!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 6 servings


  • 6 bone in chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage links, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 jar piquillo peppers, drained ( 7.75 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary plus more to garnish if desired


  1. Generously season the chicken breasts with kosher salt. Heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan and brown the chicken over medium-high heat. Remove to a platter.
  2. Brown the sausage, then remove to the platter with the chicken. Then lower the heat and add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the vinegar, wine, chicken stock, peppers, soy sauce and rosemary. Bring liquid to a boil, add the chicken, sausage and any accumulated juices back to the pan and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half and chicken is cooked. You may want to put the lid on to finish cooking if the chicken needs more cooking time.
  3. Serve chicken, sausage and peppers with a drizzle of sauce and garnish with rosemary.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 chicken breast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 146mg Sodium: 856mg Carbohydrates: 7g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 53g
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26 comments on “Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage”

  1. Oh I’ve never heard before this chicken Scarpariello, but sounds delicious!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Easy to prepare, delicious real food is the BEST! This one fits the bill, Liz.

  3. I’ve not heard of this before, sounds like a great family meal.

  4. What a winning meal, easy and the picky hubby liked it! I have yet to find piquillo peppers so I may have to substitute roasted red peppers which I always have in my freezer. It’s a perfect weeknight meal.

  5. Makes some mighty tasty leftovers too, I’m sure:@)

  6. Oh my this looks delicious! The addition of the Italian sausage makes it so special.

  7. This is a great dish. Mine is a bit different than yours and reminds me that I should make it again soon. It is quite popular having both chicken and sausage!

  8. Looks downright scrumptious! ^_^

  9. This dish look yummy! I love the combination of chicken and Italian sausage.

  10. Chicken and sausage are best friends. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Hi Liz, this chicken dish sounds amazing and a meal that my whole family would love, beautiful presentation.

  12. I’ve never heard of Chicken Scarpariello but the combination of ingredients sounds amazing! I’d come running to the dinner table!

  13. Me too, I am always looking for easy flavorful chicken recipes. This recipe sounds delicious.

  14. This looks amazing! Simple ingredients always make the best dishes. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  15. I’ve never had chicken scarpariello and I’ve been missing out. The addition of sausage, wine, and herbs sounds divine.

  16. I love these flavors, what a fabulous recipe to transform a weeknight dinner into something special!

  17. Looks like a super tasty and hearty comfort meal with that restaurant touch, I love it.
    I was at the farmers markets this morning and I met a lovely sausage supplier, me thinks Ill have to whip up this meal with the sausage. Thanks lovely. 🙂

  18. This dish is new to me but I can tell from the ingredients list, we will love it too.

  19. LOL I just did a chicken casserole with some similar ingredients in it. 🙂 Just posted! Have a wonderful week, Liz.

  20. So happy that this beautiful dish is cooked on the stove and not the oven. A salad with a slice of crusty bread and I am good to go!

  21. We eat a lot of chicken around here because it’s my kids favorite protein. I’m always looking for new ways to make it and I just added this recipe to the list. Yum!! Looks and sound delicious!

  22. Chicken and sausage together? Love it! It’s nearly time to dinner here and your recipe it is just gorgeous!

  23. This sounds really delicious Liz, what a perfect combination.

  24. looks really delicious! chicken and sausage together sounds like a new combination to me! would love to try that one day! 😀

  25. This is just delightful and I know what you mean by what your husband will tolerate. The combination of delicious chicken and Italian sausage is dynamic. Thanks for a great dish 8)

  26. This a truly hearty, filling recipe, that’s also perfect when you’re having your closest people over (family and such) 🙂 We know already it’ll be a huge hit in our household too:)
    Sending you our love,
    Mirella and Panos

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