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Easy Pepperoncini Chicken Alfredo Recipe

I am always looking for new recipes that my family will love. The classic chicken alfredo is always well received, but this pepperoncini chicken recipe is a winner, too. This family favorite combines tangy pepperoncini peppers with alfredo for a winning combination. Served over rice, pasta, or even on a toasted bun, there is a variation for everyone’s preferences. 

The delicious sauce is creamy and satisfying. This is one of those easy recipes you want to keep on hand for a great weeknight meal that is quick and relatively easy. It does take a little planning to make sure that you have all of the simple ingredients on hand. 

What are pepperoncinis?

Pepperoncinis, also known as Tuscan peppers, golden Greek peppers, or sweet Italian peppers, are a type of mild chili pepper. They are typically bright yellow or green and are about 2 to 3 inches long. They are commonly pickled and used as a condiment or ingredient in various dishes. Pepperoncinis have a tangy, mildly spicy flavor and are often found in salads, sandwiches, and antipasto platters. They are also popular as a pizza topping and can be used to add a bit of zest to various recipes.

Are pepperoncinis banana peppers?

Pepperoncinis and banana peppers are similar but distinct types of peppers. Pepperoncinis are usually more wrinkled, while banana peppers have smoother skin and a more uniform appearance. Pepperoncinis are mildly spicy while banana peppers, unless it is the hot variety of banana pepper, are usually mld and sweet. While they can sometimes be used interchangeably in recipes due to their similar flavor profiles, they each have their own unique characteristics. 

Try this recipe for pickled banana peppers. If swapping for the peppers in the recipe, the flavor will be different and not quite as spicy, but still delicious.

What do I serve with pepperoncini chicken alfredo?

Pepperoncini chicken alfredo is a flavorful and rich dish that pairs well with a variety of favorite sides. Here are some great options to serve alongside it:


  1. Steamed or Roasted Vegetables: Broccoli, asparagus, green beans, or Brussels sprouts can provide a healthy and colorful contrast to the creamy alfredo.
  2. Salad: A fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette can balance the richness of the alfredo sauce. Consider a Caesar salad or a simple mixed greens salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions.


  1. Garlic Bread: Crunchy garlic bread or garlic knots are perfect for soaking up any extra sauce.
  2. Crusty Bread: A fresh baguette or Italian bread can also be a good option.


  1. Simple Pasta: A side of plain pasta, such as spaghetti or penne, with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan can complement the main dish.
  2. Rice: A bed of plain white rice really balances out the flavor of this meal.
  3. Cauliflower Rice: This is a great low carb option for this meal.


  1. Roasted Potatoes: Herb-roasted baby potatoes or creamy mashed potatoes can be a hearty addition.
  2. Potato Wedges: Crispy baked potato wedges seasoned with herbs and spices.

Additional Sides:

  1. Grilled or Sautéed Mushrooms: Adds a savory depth that complements the chicken alfredo.
  2. Antipasto Platter: A mix of olives, cheese, and cured meats can be a delightful starter or side.

Choose a combination of these sides to create a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

For a delicious flavor boost, you can add fresh herbs or red onion. There are so many delicious flavors in this meal. 

This is the brand of Italian Pepperoncinis used, but regular version works well, too.  Of course, add extra garlic if you love it.

This is a winning recipe for the whole family!


Pepperoncini Chicken Alfredo

Pepperoncini Chicken Alfredo

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Pepperoncini Chicken Alfredo will become your new favorite meal! The creamy sauce with just the right amount of spice coming from the pepperoncinis.


  • 2 lb of chicken breast (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned sliced pepperoncinis


  1. Add the butter to a large pan over medium - high heat.
  2. Add in chicken.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top of the chicken and stir.
  4. Brown the chicken all over, making sure it is cooked through.
  5. Remove cooked chicken from pan to a plate.
  6. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the chicken stock and stir.
  8. Add the heavy cream in slowly while stirring at the same time.
  9. Sprinkle the Parmesan in and stir.
  10. Add the pepperoncinis and the chicken to the pan stir around to coat everything and turn off the heat.
  11. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or pasta and enjoy.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days
If the sauce is too thick you can add more chicken stock.
If the sauce isn’t thick enough add more heavy cream.
Save time by using frozen diced onions!

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