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Tasty Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

By Karen Rutherford

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Before we get down to the point, here’s an announcement: we think this tasty Chicken Scarpariello recipe will knock you off your feet! You’re absolutely going to love it. It’s packed with flavor, relatively healthy, and ultimately very simple to make.

Stay here for more details, as this could be the perfect option for those lazy nights when you want something super tasty and don’t want to put in too much effort.

P.S. To be honest, we have two favorites when it comes to making the best Chicken Scarpariello ever. Check them both out.

Tasty Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

Cook: 60 minutes

Active: 25 minutes

Total: 60 minutes

Level: Easy


  •       2 1/2 pounds of skin-on, bone-in chicken drumsticks
  •       1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  •       1/4 of freshly ground black pepper
  •       1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  •       Up to 4 links of sweet or hot Italian sausage (hot or sweet and sliced into rings or diagonally in the middle)
  •       1 medium, sweet onion
  •       1 large red bell pepper
  •       2 tablespoons finely minced sage leaves
  •       2 tablespoons of fresh garlic
  •       8 pickled cherry peppers
  •       1/4 cup of pickling liquid from the jar
  •       1 cup white wine (preferably dry)
  •       2 tablespoons of sugar
  •       1 cup of chicken stock or broth (low-sodium) 

Depending on your preferences, you can also add:

  •       1/4 cup of Italian flat-leaf parsley
  •       1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  •       1 sprig of fresh oregano
  •       1/2 cup of red wine vinegar, but then put 1/2 cup of white wine instead of one whole cup


1: First, preheat the oven. It would be best to do so just before you start searing the chicken.

2: Salt and pepper the chicken on all sides.

3: Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat along with the extra virgin olive oil. After the oil is heated enough, lay the chicken thighs in it and sear until nicely browned and crispy on both sides. Remove from heat and let rest.

*It is very important for the heat to be moderate and not to turn the chicken too often; otherwise you will tear the meat.

4: Add the sausages and fry them for just a few minutes. Remove from heat and let rest.

5: In the same pan add onion and bell pepper and keep on moderate heat until they turn golden brown. The process usually takes less than 5 minutes. Don’t take them out of the pan, but add sage and garlic and then cook until nice and fragrant.

*Depending on your preferences, you can also add parsley, oregano, and rosemary.

6: When the spices soften and release their incredible aromas, add the pickled cherry peppers as well as the liquid in which they were kept. Stir them for a few moments and be sure to scrape off the pieces stuck to the bowl.

7: Add wine, as we have already stated in the list of ingredients, add either 1 full cup of white dry wine, or half a cup of white + half a cup of red wine.

8: Cook for a few minutes, or in other words, until the amount of liquid is reduced by approximately half.

9: Put the sausages back into this delicious Chicken Scarpariello, and then the meat, making sure it’s skin side up.

10: After combining all the ingredients, transfer to the oven and bake until the chicken becomes crispy and soft. After about 30 minutes, the dish is ready to serve!

Author’s bio

Karen Rutherford is founder and editor in chief at Cake Decorist. You will often find her in the kitchen trying out some new recipes. As a pâtissière and baking enthusiast, Karen has decided to share her knowledge with the internet audience and provide the best tips and recipes for baking and decorating your favorite sweets.

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