Grilled Cumin Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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Margie December 23, 2020

How To Make Grilled Cumin Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

This flavorful grilled cumin chicken recipe is so versatile that you can stuff it in quesadillas, sandwiches, tacos, or just top on your favorite salad.

Preparation: 15 hours 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 hours 10 minutes
Total: 1 day 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Chimichurri Sauce:

  • ¼cupred onion,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 3tbspred wine vinegar
  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 1tspsalt,or to taste
  • cupsparsley*,fresh
  • ½cupscilantro,fresh
  • 3tbsporegano,fresh
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,optional
  • ¾cupolive oil,a blend of half regular half extra-virgin

For Chicken:

  • 5chicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • tspground cumin
  • ½tspground coriander
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspblack pepper,freshly ground
  • 1tbspolive oil

Instructions

Chimichurri Sauce:

  1. Add red onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and salt to a food processor. Pulse, stopping and scraping down sides occasionally, until finely minced.

  2. Add in parsley, cilantro, oregano, and red pepper flakes, then pour in olive oil while pulsing several times until herb leaves are finely minced. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill until ready to serve.

Chicken:

  1. Preheat a grill to 425 degrees F over medium-high heat. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper.

  2. Pound chicken to an even thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet then brush both sides lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle and rub both sides evenly with cumin mixture.

  3. Transfer to clean grill grates and grill until center of chicken registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 4 minutes per side.

  4. Serve warm with chimichurri sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • Use some of the stems from the herbs as well as the leaves. The stems are packed with flavor!
  • When making the chimichurri, don’t puree/pulverize everything. It should still have some texture.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 633.46kcal
  • Fat: 51.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 32.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.77g
  • Fiber: 1.81g
  • Sugar: 0.78g
  • Protein: 37.39g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 596.19mg
  • Calcium: 87.91mg
  • Potassium: 558.89mg
  • Iron: 3.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 125.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.06mg
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