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Friday, February 18, 2011

Chimichurri Chicken

Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce made from parsley, garlic, vinegar and other  various ingredients. It can be used on its own as a condiment or as a marinade as I used it tonight.Today I used chicken but this marinade is great with anything!

Chimichurri Chicken
Serves 4
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes (or more if you like heat)
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 chicken, cut into 4 pieces (breast and legs), excess fat removed
  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the chicken in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade and pour the rest over the chicken and marinate, covered for up to 8 hours.
  3. Preheat your bbq to high heat. Remove chicken from the marinade and grill until juices run clear (about 6 minutes/side if using bone in chicken) Alternatively, the chicken can be baked in the oven at 400 for  about 18-20 minutes.
  4. Drizzle the 1/4 cup of sauce over the chicken before serving.
I forgot to take a picture so here is one from of Chimichurri sauce with steak. My sauce pretty much looked the same.


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