Chimichurri Chicken

This baked chicken dish is simple, healthy, and packed with flavor from herbs and citrus. A great way to get delicious dinner (and leftovers!) FAST! Chimichurri is a a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled or roasted meat or poultry, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper. My version also has mint, oregano, and lemon for a brighter, herbier pop.

Chimichurri Chicken

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

Chimichurri:

  • ¾ cup mint
  • ¾ cup parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Chicken:

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • ¾ cup chimichurri
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all chimichurri ingredients in blender or vitamix and puree
  2. Toss chicken thighs with ¼ cup of the chimichurri and marinate 45 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  4. Place chicken on baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, bake ~40 minutes.
  5. Serve with remaining chimichurri sauce.

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