Chicken Frittata with Chimichurri

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Doesn't matter -- enjoy both in this colorful chimichurri chicken frittata.

Chicken Frittata Chimichurri
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Broil Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
23 mins


  • 8 eggs

  • ½ cup milk or half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • cup canned kidney beans or black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz.)

  • Fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 recipe Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup packed fresh parsely

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Preheat broiler. In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cilantro, and salt.

  2. In an extra-large broiler-proof nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chiles. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Scatter chicken and beans evenly in skillet.

  3. Pour egg mixture over chicken and beans. Cook over medium heat. As mixture sets, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting egg mixture so uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edges until egg mixture is almost set (surface will be moist). Sprinkle with cheese.

  4. Place skillet under broiler 4 to 5 inches from heat. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until top is just set and cheese is melted. Top with Chimichurri Sauce and fresh cilantro leaves. Cut into wedges.

Chimichurri Sauce

  1. In a food processor or blender combine the first seven ingredients (through crushed red pepper). With the processor running, slowly add olive oil through the opening in the lid until mixture is smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
23g Fat
8g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 15.1mg 76%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 349mg 7%
Folate, total 59.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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.

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