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Grilled Chicken with Pepperoncini Garlic Butter


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.


Units Scale

Grilled Chicken: 

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Pepperoncini Butter Sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini brine
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup pepperoncinis, chopped

Cucumber Salad:

  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • half a cucumber, chopped
  • a quarter of a red onion, minced or thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, olive oil, vinegar


  • Chives
  • Feta
  • Hummus
  • Pita Bread


  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!


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