Best Chimichurri Chicken

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 or steak! So easy to make and tastes incredible, your Chimichurri Chicken dinner is ready in minutes! With only a handful of ingredients and NO food processors or blenders!

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

Authentic Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a loose oil-based condiment used to accompany barbecued meats or churrasco. With so many variations in the world of Chimichurri, it’s difficult to say which is the closest to the most authentic recipe there is. This Chimichurri recipe is my Uruguayan born and raised father’s recipe; one of the best cooks I know

Authentic Chimichurri from Uruguay & Argentina is the best accompaniment to any barbecued or grilled meats! Also used to serve as a dressing on salads! | https://cafedelites.com

Chimichurri Chicken

Truth be told, in Argentina or Uruguay we don’t marinate or baste our meats in chimichurri…ever. Used solely as an accompaniment for your proteins, chimichurri is always served on the side of your plate to dip or pour over your meat.

With this recipe, however, I convinced my father to try marinating some chicken thighs as they are a completely different flavour to beef, and to try the outcome.

He is now converted…with chicken only. Don’t touch his steaks or yours though. If you’d lIke to see how we cook our steaks with chimichurri, see this link!

Chimichurri Chicken dinner is ready in minutes! | cafedelites.com

How to cook chicken with chimichurri

There are two options to chose from to get the best flavour out of your chicken:

  • Cast iron skillet (or plancha as we call it)
  • Grill (bbq)

Once you’ve made your chimichurri, marinate your chicken thighs for 20-30 minutes to really get all of those flavours in. I use thighs for this as they are guaranteed to stay succulent and juicy, but you can use breasts if you wish!

The Best Chimichurri Chicken, grilled or pan fried with authentic Argentine chimichurri! | cafedelites.com

Serve with a simple tomato salad for a healthy, low carb, light dinner!

The Best Chimichurri Chicken is ready in minutes! | cafedelites.com

Read more about our Authentic Chimichurri recipe here!

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

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Total Time

20 mins

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!

Course: Condiment, Dinner

Cuisine: Argentinian, Uruguayan

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 392 kcal

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Facts

Best Chimichurri Chicken

Amount Per Serving

Calories 392 Calories from Fat 279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31g 48%

Saturated Fat 4g 20%

Cholesterol 107mg 36%

Sodium 108mg 5%

Potassium 402mg 11%

Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%

Sugars 1g

Protein 22g 44%

Vitamin A 17.5%

Vitamin C 52.4%

Calcium 3.5%

Iron 10.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.