Spicy Mediterranean Chicken with Sausage-Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spicy Mediterranean Chicken with Sausage-Stuffed Cherry Peppers Recipe
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Spicy Mediterranean Chicken
Chicken thighs combine with classic flavors of the Mediterranean. See more
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Spicy Mediterranean Chicken with Sausage-Stuffed Cherry Peppers

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"This is an intense food experience, not for the bland palettes of the world: succulent chicken thighs, artichoke hearts, olive, pepperoncini, and sausage-stuffed cherry peppers!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl; season with black pepper, cumin, and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  3. Stuff each cherry pepper generously with Italian sausage. Set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place chicken thighs, skin-side down, in pan and brown, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and brown other side, about 1 minute. Remove chicken from pan.
  5. Cook onion in the Dutch oven with pinch of salt over medium-high heat; cook and stir until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; stir in garlic, herbes de Provence, and crushed red pepper.
  6. Stir in pepperoncini and juices; cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Place chicken, skin-side up, in a single layer on top of the onions and pepperoncinis in the Dutch oven. Pour stock into the pan until almost covering the chicken.
  8. Sprinkle artichoke hearts, olives, and stuffed cherry peppers over top of chicken.
  9. Return to medium-high heat and bring to a simmer.
  10. Cover and roast in preheated oven until sausage is cooked through and liquid is bubbling, about 1 hour.
  11. Garnish with chopped basil, oregano, and marjoram.
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May 15, 2012

My 1st Mediterranean dish and I loved it. I think this dish is so versatile that you can use maybe cabbage instead of artichokes, fresh green or red peppers chopped, and 1/2 pound of Italian sausage rolled into small meatballs. I will make again and again. TY

May 05, 2012

This recipe was awesome. If you like spicy, this is just that. The flavor was great. Not boring at all! even my picky husband liked it.


18 Ratings

Apr 07, 2014

This dish is fabulous, impressive and even won over my mom that says she doesn't like the thigh. I used sweet Italian sausage and skipped the Marjoram (didn't have it, didn't miss it). A wonderful and impressive dish.

Mar 24, 2014

Wow wow wow! So flavorful! Made it tonight and it is a new favorite. Only difference for me was that I did not have a dutch oven, so I used my crockpot. After I finished the step of caramelizing the onions and adding the peppers, I poured that into the bottom of the crockpot, placed the browned chicken thighs on that, and then added the stock, artichoke, olives and sausage stuffed peppers. Took about 2 and a half hours on high; would probably take at least 5 on low. Thanks again Chef John!

Jun 30, 2013

I just asked my husband what I should write as the review for this recipe. He said, "Uhhh... YUM! The end." hahahaha! It was delicious. We followed the directions exactly as written, used the ingredients exactly as written, and it was fantastic. We will definitely make this again!

Nov 09, 2012

Very unusual and flavorful. This is definitely a keeper!

Aug 18, 2014

Whee doggies! The chef wasn't kidding when he said this was an intense food experience and wasn't for bland palates. I LOVED it! My eyeballs are still sweating, but as my husband, Mr. Meat and Potatoes, put it, "There is a whole lot going on here and I'm getting tingly in the back of my head." We are trying to eat healthier, so did not have a huge hunk of Italian bread to sop up all the wonderful broth, but we made do with straight up slurping it out of the bowl.

Feb 23, 2014

I am trying to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor and taste. THIS was the way to go! Spicy, flavorful, delicious. Next time I will trim the fat from the thighs a bit and only quarter the artichokes, I cut them way too small. Same with the olives, I used sliced when I should have used whole (I just wasn't paying attention). I seemed to end up with a lot of (yummy) juice and didn't plan for a side dish to soak it up or maybe some nice Artisan bread. Incredible dish, I will be making again and often. Chicken fell off the bone! Thank you, Chef John!


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  • Calories
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 2526 mg
  • 101%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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