Classic Chicken Scarpariello Recipe

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Classic Chicken Scarpariello Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 13, 2024

Chicken Scarpariello is a classic Italian-American dish made with tender chicken, sweet and spicy peppers, onions, garlic, and a tangy lemon sauce. This recipe provides a step-by-step guide to recreate this flavorful and satisfying dish in your own kitchen. It can be served with crusty bread or pasta for a complete meal.


  • 3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (legs and thighs)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced (an assortment of colors)
  • 1 cup cherry peppers, drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Season the chicken pieces with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  6. Add the bell peppers and cherry peppers to the skillet. Cook until the peppers are tender.
  7. Pour in the white wine and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
  8. Return the chicken to the skillet and add the lemon juice and dried oregano.
  9. Cover the skillet and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  10. Stir in the butter until melted and well combined.
  11. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Scarpariello means 'shoemaker-style' in Italian, referring to the rustic cooking style of the dish.
  • The combination of sweet bell peppers and tangy cherry peppers gives this dish its unique flavor.
  • Chicken Scarpariello is often served as a festive dish during Italian-American celebrations.