Slow cooker chicken pepper pot is a delicious, budget-friendly meal that’s perfect for a family dinner or even special occasions. Make it once, and it will quickly become a favorite recipe.
The way I make it is more like a chicken pepper pot stew. However, you can add more liquid if you prefer a chicken pepper pot soup.
Pepper pot is the national dish of Guyana. If you want to make that, there’s a link below that will take you to the recipe.
However you choose to make this pepper pot, it’s a savory delight that others will request often. I like to serve it over rice, but it’s perfect with a side of bread and perhaps some good, old-fashioned collard greens.
This chicken pepper pot is one of the easiest recipes you can make, yet the flavor payoff is immense. Here are more super easy recipes we enjoy:
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs – One of our favorite dinners that is so easy and goes with so many different side dishes.
Easy Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken – Blends all of the best tropical flavors, making every bite taste like a vacation in paradise.
Crock Pot Lasagna – One of the most popular recipes that is shockingly easy to make.
Slow Cooker Chicken Pepper Pot Ingredients
All of these ingredients are easy to find at most grocery stores. If you are feeding more than 2 or 3 people, you can double this recipe.
Here’s the ingredient checklist for chicken pepper pot:
- Package of frozen peppers and onions
- Bite-size chicken pieces (any cut of chicken will work)
- Can of diced tomatoes
- Chicken broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic (jarred or cloves of garlic)
- Garlic salt
- Black pepper
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Pepper Pot
Before I add ingredients to my Crock Pot, I like to spray the inside with nonstick cooking spray. That makes cleanup go much more quickly.
Now it’s time to put it all together. First, combine all of the ingredients in the pot. You can just dump everything into the pot in any order.
Give it a quick stir.
Make sure all of the ingredients are well mixed.
Cover the pot and turn the heat on high.
Cook for 1 hour.
Now turn it down to low and continue cooking for 4-5 hours. Dinner will be ready to serve.
You can make this in a medium-size pot. But if you double the recipe, you’ll need a large pot.
I used cut up chicken breasts, but thighs are just as good. Or you can mix both.
If you want, you can purchase fresh peppers and onions. Use a balance of green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and red bell pepper to keep it colorful.
Any kind of onion will work. I usually have whatever sweet onion is in season. For this recipe, I recommend cutting up a medium onion.
Other options you might want to try are your favorite hot red pepper, cayenne pepper, or even pepperoncinis. It all depends on the degree of heat you like in your food. When I’m in the mood for more heat, I add any kind of hot pepper that I can find in my fridge.
I’d like to try adding wiri wiri peppers some day. However, I haven’t seen them in the grocery stores yet, but I’ll keep looking.
For a creamier sauce, try mixing in a splash of coconut milk. That just slightly changes the flavor and adds even more richness to this dish.
If you like adventure in the kitchen, try different seasonings and spices. Add a cinnamon stick or a couple of bay leaves, but don’t forget to remove it before serving.
You can also cut up some sweet potatoes that will deliver an extra level of deliciousness. Make sure the pieces are small because sweet potatoes take a little longer to cook.
I’ve added a little bit more brown sugar for more sweetness. If you try this, start with a tablespoon and taste it. Then gradually increase it until you get it just right for your taste.
The only salt I added was in the garlic salt. However, if you want more, try kosher salt or Himalayan pink salt.
Guyana’s National Dish – Chicken Pepper Pot
If you’re ready to go on a culinary adventure, try following the recipe for the Guyana version from National Geographic. This Gordon Ramsay Uncharted recipe pays homage to one of Guyana’s favorite recipes.
Some of the ingredients you’ll need for this version include cloves, ginger, orange peel, thyme, wiri wiri peppers, cassareep, cassava root, and a few more items you’ll find in the link.
Guyanese pepperpot is packed with flavors that are perfect to serve at an international buffet. In fact, it might even be the most popular dish on the table.
Stovetop Chicken Pepper Pot
If you want to cook this on the stove top, it will still be delicious. I recommend using a coated cast iron Dutch oven because it holds the heat really well.
Cook the pepper pot on low for 3 or 4 hours with a gentle simmer, stirring it occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
This chicken pepper pot recipe is versatile and very forgiving. If you taste it after it’s done, and you think it needs something, go ahead and add it. Then cook it about 10 more minutes over medium-high heat.
More Favorite Recipes
My family has always enjoyed a variety of different dishes, so I experiment quite a bit. Sometimes I make foods up as I go, while other times, I take another recipe and tweak it to add even more flavor.
Here are some of our current favorites:
Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole – Delicious south-of-the-border one-pan dinner.
Classic Baked Mac and Cheese Casserole – The ultimate comfort food that can be the main dish or served as a side.
Crock Pot Garlic Tomato Roast Beef – Just a few ingredients come together for a whole lot of flavor.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders – Anything wrapped in bacon is so delicious!
Take a look at these FAQs about chicken for more information and recipes.
- 1 (16-ounce) package of frozen peppers and onions mixture
- 3/4 pound of chicken cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 (15-ounce) can of diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic (jarred or 1-2 cloves of garlic)
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker pot.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low and continue cooking for 4-5 hours.
- Serve over mashed potatoes, with rice, or by itself.
Add more brown sugar to make it sweeter.
If you like more heat, sprinkle some cayenne into the pot.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 81mgSodium 639mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 21g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.