chimichurri chicken recipe

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken


The one and only chicken recipe you’ll need for the summer grilling season! This grilled chimichurri chicken is bursting with flavor and it’s unbelievably juicy! Plus, it’s super easy to make. You can have the chimichurri marinade ready to go in 5 minutes.

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If you’ve never had chimichurri sauce before, you are seriously missing out on some incredible flavor! I love this sauce as a dip and as a marinade, like in this recipe. My husband loves chicken drumsticks, I tend to use them the most for this recipe. You can also use chicken thighs and chicken breasts; just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly! Large chicken pieces always require more time to cook.

For best results, marinate the chimichurri chicken overnight, allowing all those incredible flavors to really sink into the meat. I also like to make a quick dipping sauce for the chicken using the same sauce combined with Greek yogurt, olive oil and salt. It’s super creamy and the perfect complement to the grilled chicken.


Want to enjoy this chicken recipe outside of the grilling season? Just preheat your oven to 425F and place the chicken onto a foil-lined baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 160F.

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I usually serve this chicken with a few simple side dishes, like my favorite ‘Kale Pomegranate Salad’ and cheesy ‘Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potatoes’. Get those recipe here:

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My classic CuisinArt food processor is a beast – simple but gets the job done well!
I love using this set of glass mixing bowls when prepping food.
This set of grilling tools – tongs, fork and spatula – are amazing!


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