Spicy Mediterranean Chicken with Sausage-Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Spicy Mediterranean Chicken with Sausage-Stuffed Cherry Peppers This is an intense food experience, not for the bland palates of the world: succulent chicken thighs, artichoke hearts, olive, pepperoncini, and sausage-stuffed cherry peppers!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 35 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 20 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 55 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place chicken thighs in a large bowl; season with black pepper, cumin, and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

  • Stuff each cherry pepper generously with Italian sausage. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stir in pepperoncini and juices; cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • 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.

  • Sprinkle artichoke hearts, olives, and stuffed cherry peppers over top of chicken.

  • Return to medium-high heat and bring to a simmer.

  • Cover and roast in preheated oven until sausage is cooked through and liquid is bubbling, about 1 hour.

  • Garnish with chopped basil, oregano, and marjoram.

Per Serving: 389 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 15.7g; fat 25.2g; cholesterol 75.3mg; sodium 2487.2mg.