Chimichurri Chicken

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A simple chimichurri sauce of oil, vinegar, garlic, and parsley flavors this grilled chicken and green bean main dish recipe.

Chimichurri Chicken
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 12 ounce fresh young green beans

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¾ cup packed fresh Italian parsley

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, halved

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Brush both sides of each chicken breast half with 1 tablespoon of the oil; sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the black pepper.

  2. For a charcoal grill, grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  3. Meanwhile, place beans in a 1-1/2-quart microwave-safe dish. Add the water. Cover dish with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 3 minutes; drain.

  4. For sauce, in a small food processor or blender combine the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, parsley, vinegar, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cover and process until nearly smooth.

  5. Finely shred peel from the lemon. Serve chicken and beans topped with sauce and lemon peel. Squeeze lemon juice over all.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 33.7mg 169%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 552mg 12%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*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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