Healthy Kids Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Recipe

               
Enjoy this Argentinian chicken classic loaded with zesty chimichurri sauce. Smoky grilled breast is topped with an irresistible blend of garlic, parsley, and red wine vinegar —leftover chimichurri sauce can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 4 servings
Chimichurri Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
Grilled Chicken
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each), pounded
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Directions
Chimichurri Sauce
Step 1

In a bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic, chili pepper, oregano, salt and black pepper. Set aside at room temperature for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Grilled Chicken
Step 1

Preheat a grill to 425° over medium-high heat.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, salt and black pepper.

Step 3

Brush both sides of the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the chimichurri sauce. Rub the chicken evenly with cumin mixture.

Step 4

Grill the chicken until it registers 165° on a meat thermometer, about 4 minutes per side. Serve the chicken topped with the remaining chimichurri sauce.

Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 236
Make this for: Heart Healthy Gluten Free
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 4 oz chicken
Per serving:
calories:236
total fat:15g
sat fat:2g
cholesterol:65mg
sodium:223mg
total carb:0g
fibers:0g
proteins:26g

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About This Healthy Recipe

When you’re in the mood for a fresh, vibrant chicken dish, this is one of the best grilled chicken recipes to try. This heart-healthy chicken is made with skinless chicken breasts, so it is low in saturated fat. After flavoring the chicken with spices, it gets its characteristic grilled taste on the barbecue. But it’s what comes next that really elevates this grilled chicken recipe to another level. The chicken is topped with a tantalizingly tasty Argentinian-inspired chimichurri sauce made from fresh parsley and cilantro, along with garlic, oregano, chili pepper, olive oil and red wine vinegar. It’s a great meal to eat if you’re watching your weight (it’s only 236 calories per serving) and is gluten-free, low in saturated fat (2g) and low in sodium (223mg). It’s also a kid-friendly dish – and even if the kids don’t want any “green stuff” on their plate, they can still enjoy the flavorful grilled chicken.

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Healthy Kids Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 4 servings
Chimichurri Sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
Grilled Chicken
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each), pounded
Directions
Step 1

In a bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic, chili pepper, oregano, salt and black pepper. Set aside at room temperature for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Grilled Chicken
Step 1

Preheat a grill to 425° over medium-high heat.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, salt and black pepper.

Step 3

Brush both sides of the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the chimichurri sauce. Rub the chicken evenly with cumin mixture.

Step 4

Grill the chicken until it registers 165° on a meat thermometer, about 4 minutes per side. Serve the chicken topped with the remaining chimichurri sauce.

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