Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce & Brown Rice

Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce & Brown Rice

The chimichurri sauce used here is packed with jalapenos, parsley, and fresh oregano. It has a robust spicy flavour that pairs well with the nutty flavour of brown rice.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:

Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce & Brown Rice:

  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) short grain brown rice
  • 3 sprigs oregano, fresh
  • 1/2 red onion(s), thinly sliced, for garnish

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 4 jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) red onion(s), chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) parsley
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) oregano, fresh
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water

Instructions

Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce & Brown Rice

  1. Make the chimichurri sauce. Set aside 1 cup (250 mL) of the Chimichurri sauce to serve with the cooked chicken. Toss chicken thighs with remaining sauce in a re-sealable plastic bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Cook the dry rice according to package directions in unsalted water.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Grill chicken 5 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked (165°F / 74°C). When cool, cut each thigh in half.

  4. To serve, place the reserved Chimichurri sauce in centre of a large heated platter surrounded by cooked rice and topped with grilled chicken. Garnish with sprigs of fresh oregano and thinly-sliced red onion.

Chimichurri Sauce

  1. For a less spicy sauce, remove the seeds from the jalapeno peppers. Combine the ingredients for the Chimichurri sauce in a food processor or blender and pulse until finely chopped.

Argentinean sauce usually served with grilled steak. Some versions use cilantro and parsley.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 300 g serving Amount
  • Calories 500
  • Protein 28 g
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbohydrate 68 g
  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Sodium 115 mg
  • Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 13
  • Calcium 8
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 10
  • Vitamin C 50
  • Vitamin B6 30
  • Vitamin B12 20
  • Folate 17
  • Magnesium 19
  • Zinc 28

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