Carmine’S Chicken Scarpariello Recipe


Chicken Scarpariello is a classic Italian-American dish that is bursting with flavor. This dish combines tender chicken pieces with tangy vinegar, sweet bell peppers, and spicy cherry peppers. It's a perfect dish to serve for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner. The prep time for this recipe is 15 minutes and the cook time is 45 minutes.


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cherry peppers, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Season the chicken thighs and drumsticks with salt and pepper. Dredge them in flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced bell peppers to the skillet and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until they start to soften.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth, white wine, and white vinegar. Stir in the sliced cherry peppers, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Bring the mixture to a simmer.