Tender, juicy, and intensely flavorful chicken scarpariello with crispy rosemary baby potatoes! A complete, healthy, and wholesome dinner recipe just about anyone can throw together.
What You’ll Need To Make Chicken Scarpariello with Crispy Rosemary Potatoes
Baby Potatoes – I love baby potatoes for how creamy they are! These crispy rosemary potatoes bake up ultra crispy on the outside, while smooth and buttery on the inside. Either yellow or red baby potatoes will taste great in this recipe. And if you can’t find baby potatoes, you can sub standard yellow or red potatoes in their place.
Chicken Thighs – Feel free to use either bone-in or boneless, skin-on or skinless chicken thighs in this recipe! Bone-in and skin-on chicken thighs will yield a bit more flavor, while boneless and skinless will be easier to eat. Both options have their pros and cons, so go ahead and use whichever your prefer / can get your hands on.
Italian Sausage – You’ll need uncooked Italian sausage links for this chicken scarpariello. Most come pre-cooked, so be sure the ones you buy are raw. And when it comes to either hot or sweet Italian sausage, use whichever’s your favorite! I used sweet sausages for a perfectly mild, but still flavorful dinner recipe.
Dry White Wine – When picking out a dry white cooking wine, look for a bottle with “dry” or “crisp” in the description. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are my cooking wine go-tos. And don’t worry, all of the alcohol will get cooked off in this meal, leaving you with it’s bright and fresh flavor.
Tips and Tricks
- Do NOT touch the handle of your hot skillet once you’ve removed it from the oven! I’ve made this mistake more than once, and still have the scars to show for it. I highly recommend buying and placing one of these covers on your skillet handle as soon as you take it out of the oven.
- Serve this chicken scarpariello with whatever you’d like! The crispy rosemary potatoes are the perfect side, but feel free to replace them with mashed potatoes, cooked rice, or even pasta. Or, for a low-carb option, roast up some broccoli and/or cauliflower in place of the potatoes.
- Use a large skillet with high sides to make this meal. The key is using something large enough to fit eight chicken breasts, three sausages, and the white wine sauce. If you don’t have a skillet large enough for this recipe, use a dutch oven instead!
Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs
Make it Non-Alcoholic – For a recipe without any alcohol, replace the white wine with an extra cup of chicken stock, and an extra tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
Make it Paleo – Make yourself a paleo chicken scarpariello by taking the non-alocoholic option above, and replacing the baby potatoes with white sweet potatoes. Totally grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, and paleo-friendly!