One-Pan Creamy Pepperoncini Chicken

4 servings


31 minutes

total time


1 medium red bell pepper

1/2 medium yellow onion

10 whole or 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini peppers

1 ounce Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup freshly grated or 1/3 cup store-bought), plus more for serving

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3)

1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream


Step 1

Thinly slice 1 medium red bell pepper (about 1 cup) and dice 1/2 medium yellow onion (about 3/4 cup). Thinly slice 10 whole pepperoncini peppers into rings (about 1/2 cup), or measure out 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini. Finely grate 1 ounce Parmesan cheese on the small holes of a box grater (about 1/2 cup), or measure 1/3 cup store-bought grated.

Step 2

Cut 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts across the grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place in a large bowl, add 3/4 teaspoon of the kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and toss to coat.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add half of the chicken in a single layer and cook until deeply browned and cooked through, about 6 minutes total. Using tongs, transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

Step 4

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add the bell pepper, onion, remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning. Cook until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth and scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the broth is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add the Parmesan and 1/2 cup heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened and the peppers are tender, about 3 minutes. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Add the pepperoncini and toss to coat in the sauce. Serve with more Parmesan cheese if desired.


Serving Size

Serves 4


505 cal

Total Fat

28.5 g

Saturated Fat

10.5 g

Unsaturated Fat

0.0 g

Trans Fat



0 mg


4974.5 mg

Total Carbohydrate

18.6 g

Dietary Fiber

5.3 g

Total Sugars

2.8 g


45.6 g

4 servings


31 minutes

total time
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