Recipe

Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Chimichurri sauce's fresh herbs provide a full flavor sensation for grilled chicken (steak, pork chops & veggies, too!).

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest (zest optional)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Rub chicken breast halves with salt and pepper. Place on prepared grill and cook 10–15 minutes each side or until meat thermometer registers 165°F.
  3. Using a food processor or blender, process all sauce ingredients until well-blended. (The sauce is usually chunky, like a pesto rather than smooth, like a puree.)
  4. Serve on grilled chicken (or steak or mix with grilled vegetables).

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: The sauce is great if prepared the day or morning before using. Serving Tip: Spice up your favorite grilled creation – chicken, steak, pork chops or vegetables – and serve with your favorite summer green salad.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 294 calories, 9 g. fat, 122 mg. cholesterol, 4 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. dietary fiber, 30 g. protein, 292 mg. sodium