Grilled chicken with chimichurri sauce
Fitness & Nutrition

Piquant Chimichurri Sauce Perks Up Grilled Chicken

By on 08/19/2020

A classic Argentinian favorite, chimichurri sauce is a versatile herb-based sauce that is great as a topping, a dip or a marinade. We use it here to dress up grilled chicken. Make extra and you can keep it, refrigerated for two to three weeks.

Ingredients

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Grilled Chicken

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each), pounded
 

Preparation

Chimichurri Sauce

In a bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic, chili pepper, oregano, salt and black pepper. Set aside at room temperature for 10 minutes or up to two hours.

Grilled Chicken

Preheat a grill to 425° over medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, salt and black pepper.

Brush both sides of the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the chimichurri sauce. Rub the chicken evenly with cumin mixture.

Grill the chicken until it registers 165° on a meat thermometer, about four minutes per side. Serve the chicken topped with the remaining chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 oz chicken

Per Serving: Calories: 236 Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 223mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Protein: 26g

Copyright 2020 © Baldwin Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Health eCooking® is a registered trademark of Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Cook eKitchen™ is a designated trademark of Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein without the express approval of Baldwin Publishing, Inc. is strictly prohibited.

Date Last Reviewed: June 5, 2020

Editorial Review: Judy Capodanno, Health eCooking Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor

Dietary Review: Jane Schwartz, RD

Learn more about Baldwin Publishing Inc. editorial policy, privacy policy, ADA compliance and sponsorship policy.

No information provided by Baldwin Publishing, Inc. in any article or in any Health eCooking® video, recipe, article and/or other Health eCooking product or service is a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical condition. Baldwin Publishing, Inc. strongly suggests that you use this information in consultation with your doctor or other health professional. Use or viewing of any Baldwin Publishing, Inc. article or any Health eCooking® video, recipe, article and/or other Health eCooking product or service signifies your understanding and agreement to the disclaimer and acceptance of these terms of use.

TAGS

LEAVE A COMMENT

Subscribe to Perspectives



About This Blog
Perspectives highlights the expertise and services provided by the physicians, specialists, nurses and other healthcare providers at Einstein Healthcare Network. Through this blog, we share information about new treatments and technologies, top-tier clinical teams and the day-to-day interactions that reinforce our commitment to delivering quality care with compassion. Here, you will also find practical advice for championing your health and wellness. The Einstein Healthcare Network "Terms of Use" apply to all content on this blog.