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Grilled Chicken with Pepperoncini Garlic Butter Recipe

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This is such a fun one! Grilled marinated chicken, a quick tomato cucumber salad, tangy bits of feta, and a zippy pepperoncini garlic butter sauce poured over the whole thing.

Grilled marinated chicken, cucumber tomato salad, hummus, feta, and a pepperoncini garlic butter sauce. What a showstopper! This is hands-down my new favorite meal!

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White hand holding a plate of pepperoncini chicken

How To Make This Chicken

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken

Paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and olive oil. Let it hang out while you prep the other stuff.

Raw chicken being tossed with spices in a bowl.

Step 2: Make a Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and a tiny bit of olive oil, salt, and vinegar.

Cucumber and tomato salad being tossed in a bowl.

Step 3: Make Pepperoncini Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic, melted butter, pepperoncini brine, and some pepperoncini peppers get mixed up to make a sauce.

White hand mixing up pepperoncini butter

Step 4: Grill the Chicken

I usually use a grill pan because I’m too lazy to get my grill out. But an actual grill (or a regular skillet) will work perfectly.

Grilled chicken chopped up on a cutting board

Step 5: Assemble

This is the fun part! Hummus goes first, then tomato cucumber salad, then chicken and sauce.

Finish it off with feta and chives!

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Collage of the pepperoncini chicken platter being built in steps

Lindsay’s Notes

Grilled marinated chicken, tomato cucumber salad, feta, hummus, and a pepperoncini garlic butter sauce. OH BABY, I love this recipe!

I got the idea for this from Sara Tane – got to her site randomly via Threads (okay Threads! coming in clutch with recipe inspo!) and immediately knew it was going to be a banger.

This particular grilled marinated chicken is so simple (just dry spices and olive oil) and yet somehow so good. I honestly think the biggest challenge of this recipe is trying not to eat all of the chicken before it makes its way onto the plate.

And as if that wasn’t enough, get it all laced up with some freshly grated garlic, melted butter, and pepperoncini brine and you’ve got one killer combo.

White hand holding platter of pepperoncini chicken


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This is such a fun one! Grilled marinated chicken, a quick tomato cucumber salad, tangy bits of feta, and a zippy pepperoncini garlic butter sauce poured over the whole thing.

Grilled Chicken: 

Pepperoncini Butter Sauce:

Cucumber Salad:


  1. Marinate the Chicken: Place the chicken, spices, and olive oil together in a large bowl or plastic bag. Mix until well-coated; set aside in the fridge while you prep the other elements (30 minutes up to several hours).
  2. Make the Cucumber Salad: Toss veggies with a small amount of salt, pepper, olive oil, and vinegar. (If you add too much it becomes watery, so use a light hand!)
  3. Make the Pepperoncini Butter Sauce: Melt the butter (I just do this in the microwave). Stir in the garlic, brine, and pepperoncini pieces. Set aside.
  4. Grill the Chicken: Using a grill, grill pan, or skillet, cook the chicken until cooked through and golden brown on both sides. If you have a meat thermometer, I highly recommend using it so you don’t overcook the chicken! We’re looking for 160 degrees. Let it rest for a moment, then cut into slices.
  5. Assemble: If you want to serve it as a family-style meal – layer the hummus on a large platter. Add the cucumber salad in 3-4 little mounds around the outside of the plate. Add the chicken right in the middle and drizzle with the pepperoncini butter sauce. Add feta, chives, and s&p to finish. Scoop onto plates or dip into the whole thing with pita bread. SO good!
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The garlic butter will start to congeal as it rests, so I would suggest warming that right before serving (if it’s been sitting out for a while) so it’s nice and silky, and then enjoying the whole thing while the butter and chicken are still warm for best mouthfeel! *texture nerd smile*

Nutrition facts do not include extras. 

For tips on how to cook chicken, see our guide here!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired

Keywords: pepperoncini chicken, grilled chicken, garlic butter pepperoncini sauce

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Frequently Asked Questions For Grilled Chicken with Pepperoncini Garlic Butter

What can I use instead of chicken?

Shrimp would be awesome!

How do you serve this?

As written, the recipe will serve like a family-style platter! It is a gloriously beautiful thing to set down on a table for a group meal. I put scoops of everything on individual plates and we dip into it with bread and eat it with forks. For individual servings, I would do the same thing, but just layer it onto a plate with amounts for one person.

What else would you serve with this?

To me, this is a complete meal! Veggies, protein, carbs, fiber, and FLAVOR! But if you wanted to throw something else on the table to round it out even more, this bistro salad would be amazing with all the fresh herbs in there! Yum. And of course, the simple green salad never fails me. We make it weekly!

Can you make this vegetarian / meatless?

Yes! I think cauliflower would be delicious – just coat the cauliflower florets with the same spices that are written here and roast at 425 for 20 minutes or so.

How do you make this gluten-free and/or dairy-free?

This recipe is naturally gluten-free! To make this dairy free, omit the feta cheese.

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