Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad is another meal in a salad!
This Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad deserves a DRUM ROLL… Using authentic Chimichurri as a dressing that doubles as a marinade keeps all of the incredible flavours of chimichurri in this bowl! After making a batch of this Authentic Chimuchurri with my dad and grilling chicken thighs with it, I KNEW a new salad was coming!
With minimal ingredients in the salad itself, the chimichurri is the star of this recipe. Sliced tomatoes and red onion make for a typical Uruguayan or Argentine salad, and with the addition of avocados, this salad will be your main meal and keep you full until you need it to! WHY has it taken me so long to post something from my own culture? I don’t know. But it’s about time I did, and what better way to start than with this salad!
To make this salad, you are going to check out this latest Authentic Chimichurri post. Then, you’re going to proceed to make it… (obviously, right)?
You’re going to use some of it to coat or marinade your chicken thighs (or breasts). We normally don’t marinade our meats with chimichurri, but for this recipe, I went against our chimichurri rules and did it anyway. It’s ALL about FLAVOUR!
How To Cook Chicken For Chimichurri
Fire up your grills or skillets because it’s THE TIME TO DO IT! Baste your chicken in a little extra chimichurri to keep the flavour profile going, and prepare for a mind-blown type situation. You can also use a hot cast iron skillet.
Use the remaining untouched chimichurri sauce as a dressing! Chimichurri has never been better! Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad for the win!
WATCH US MAKE Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad HERE!
Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad
- One batch Authentic Chimichurri
- 4 skinless chicken thigh fillets , (no bone) or chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 5 cups Romaine (or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
- 3 ripe tomatoes , sliced
- ½ a red onion , sliced
- 2 avocados , sliced
- Fresh parsley leaves , to garnish
- Make a batch of Chimichurri using this recipe, in a small bowl or jug.
- Pour 4 tablespoons of Chimichurri out into a shallow dish to coat the chicken fillets, and allow to marinade for 20 minutes (if time allows). Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
- Heat the oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through.
Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
- Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, tomatoes, onion and avocado slices.
- Drizzle with remaining Chimichurri dressing and serve with (optional) extra parsley leaves.
I love your recipes. Where can I buy these types of red chilies?
Thanks you for your response!
This is absolutely delicious! I never post comments but just had to give a big thank you for sharing this recipe. This is my new go to when I want to impress and my standby for an everyday meal. Unbelievable that something so easy to make could be this good!
Olivia J. says
God bless you for sharing this recipe! This recipe is absolutely amazing!! I definitely will be making this more often! Thank you again!
– college student, Olivia
Dana Vanhove says
I don’t know how I stumbled upon this recipe, but glad I did. Made it tonight and it was supremely delish. Excellent chimichurri–I’ve made others, but the ratios of flavors in this are spot on perfection! Loved it. Marinated the chicken for 2 hrs. Drizzled remainder over the salad. Really yummy. Sharing! (Half a chubby red chili was plenty of heat.)
Kathaleen Harris says
Really flavorful! We were to full to eat it all but wanted more! The chimichurri is the real star!
Kathleen Ann Woller says
Tom K says
This was quite possibly the best salad I have ever had. Simply amazing! We made it as written but doubled the recipe. We used 1.5 tsp of crushed red pepper total and the heat was perfect. Thank you very much.
Is there no recipe for the chimichurri sauce?
This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, except baked in the oven due to bad weather. I’ll be making the chicken for a dinner party next weekend. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous recipe!
Joanne Beltran says
Where Where is the chili Chimchurri recipe ? The salad looks good but you didnt give a recipe forthe Chimichurri
This salad was amazing! It tastes as wonderful as it looks! Made it exactly as the recipe is written. I didn’t have a red chili for the chimichurri, so I used crushed red pepper as suggested. Perfect! Will definitely make this again. Fabulous!
Where is the recipe for chimichurri recipe?
Will make this week, can’t wait ! I like reading all the comments too! That’s how we learn .☺
This looks good will make this week! I also like all the remarks.☺
Karina, what would you serve with this on the side? Sliced bread? Tortilla chips? I’m making this for a dinner party in a week!
This salad was amazing. I grilled my chicken on the grill and used cilantro in place of the parsley in the chimichurri because we really needed to use it up. Other than that, followed everything. My girlfriend who only eats salads with ranch dressing, told me this was her new favorite salad. Thanks for such an awesome recipe. I can’t wait to try more.
So good! I made it with steak rather than chicken and it was amazing!!! Great recipe, thank you!
Mary Ellen Cisar says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this salad!. The chimichurri is the best! Any suggestions for other uses for this chimochurri?
Ah, we loved it! Thank you! This will be on my menu for guests as well!!!!! In Hungary!
Absolutely delicious. Used a 1/3 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of vinegar and it was perfect for us. Thanks
We had this tonight. It was AMAZING! Low carb too. Thanks for sharing!
Where’s the nutritional info for this?
Shana Contreras says
This was so delicious! It will definitely be one of my new go to salads!
I’m so happy to hear that Shana!
Your salad pics are always so gorgeous!!! This one is no exception.
You’ve got some great recipes on here, but I really wish you would post nutritional info. 🙂
Omg, this sounds delicious and I totally love that it’s made with authentic chimichurri!