Chimichurri ‘Cued Chicken Recipe

Chimichurri ‘Cued Chicken Recipe

How To Make Chimichurri ‘Cued Chicken

Having a grilled party? Then this whole chicken recipe served with a side of spicy and herby Spanish chimichurri sauce is the perfect dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 3wholechickens
  • tspblack pepper,freshly cracked
  • 3tbsporange peel,dried
  • tbspchili powder
  • 1tbspsea salt

For Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 18clovesgarlic
  • 9bay leaves
  • 3poblano chilies
  • 3serrano chilies
  • tbspsea salt
  • 1cupfresh flat-leaf parsley,finely chopped
  • ¾cupfresh oregano,finely chopped
  • ¾cupfresh basil,finely chopped
  • ¾cupsherry vinegar
  • 1cupolive oil


  1. Rub chicken pieces with pepper. In a small bowl or cup, stir together orange peel, chili powder, and salt. Rub mixture evenly over chicken pieces. Let chicken stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill, or preheat a gas grill to high.

Chimichurri Sauce:

  1. Combine garlic, bay leaves, chilies, and salt in a mortar and grind with a pestle until smooth paste forms. Transfer to a bowl and stir in parsley, oregano, and basil.

  2. Whisk in vinegar and olive oil until well combined. Set aside at room temperature until serving.

  3. Arrange chicken on a platter and spoon chimichurri sauce on top.

  4. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, put ingredients in a blender along with 1 teaspoon or so vinegar, and process until a paste forms.


  • Calories: 1252.77kcal
  • Fat: 95.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 23.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 47.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 17.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.79g
  • Fiber: 3.75g
  • Sugar: 1.39g
  • Protein: 85.55g
  • Cholesterol: 337.50mg
  • Sodium: 1266.09mg
  • Calcium: 169.98mg
  • Potassium: 1092.53mg
  • Iron: 7.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 261.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 65.12mg
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