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The Best Chimichurri Chicken, grilled or pan fried with authentic Argentine chimichurri! Chimichurri is growing fast in popularity and is the most perfect condiment to serve with your chicken! So easy to make and tastes incredible, your Chimichurri Chicken dinner is ready in minutes! | cafedelites.com
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Best Chimichurri Chicken

The Best Chimichurri Chicken, grilled or pan fried with authentic Argentine chimichurri! Chimichurri is growing fast in popularity and is the most perfect condiment to serve with your chicken! So easy to make and tastes incredible, your Chimichurri Chicken dinner is ready in minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment, Dinner
Cuisine: Argentinian, Uruguayan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

Chimichurri:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped or minced
  • 2 small red chilies or 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon finely chopped chili)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 - 1 level teaspoon coarse salt (adjust to your tastes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (adjust to your tastes)

Chicken:

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs (or breasts)
  • Salt to season

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to release all of the flavours into the oil before using. (Chimichurri can be prepared and refrigerated for 24 hours before serving.) 
    Makes 1 cup.
  • Season chicken with salt, pour 4 tablespoons of Chimichurri out into a shallow dish and coat chicken. Allow to marinate for 20 minutes (if time allows). Reserve untouched marinade to serve later.
  • Heat a small amount of oil in a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through (about 5-6 minutes each side). Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
  • Spoon remaining chimichurri over each chicken thigh (about 2-3 tablespoons of chimichurri per person), or allow your guests to dip their chicken in a small dip bowl of chimichurri.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 402mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 43.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.9mg