Chimichurri Chicken Breasts

Chimichurri Chicken Breasts
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 4 chicken breasts
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
375 Calories
22g Fat
3g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 634mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 486mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chimichurri sauce is a fantastic combination of fresh herbs that give a cool but powerful flavor to anything you grill. These thin chicken breasts get marinated in a Chimichurri sauce before a hot and fast pass over the grill. Serve as the main dish or slice and serve in salads, sandwiches, wraps, or add to tacos or pizzas.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place chicken breasts on a large cutting board and cover with clear plastic wrap. Take a kitchen mallet and flatten breasts evenly to about 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Place remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse to make the chimichurri sauce. Do not puree mixture, but leave a little texture to the ingredients.

  4. Place chicken breasts into a resealable plastic bag and pour chimichurri mixture over top. Make sure to coat chicken well with marinade before sealing bag. Place into the refrigerator for 2 to 6 hours in a refrigerator. The longer the marinade time, the more flavor will be infused into the breast.

  5. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  6. Take chicken out of the bag and discard marinade. Place chicken onto to grill and cook 5 minutes per side, or until the thickest part of the meat reaches 165 F. Remove from heat and serve.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • You can also make ahead of time and serve chilled and sliced over salads or in sandwiches.