The Best Chimichurri Chicken Recipe

The best chimichurri chicken recipe ever! You need just 20 minutes + 9 simple ingredients for super easy chicken with chimichurri sauce.


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author Maya Krampf from


For the Chimichurri

  • 3/4 ounce Fresh parsley
  • 3/4 ounce Fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 medium Shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • Sea salt (to taste)

For the Chicken

  • 4 medium Bone-in skin-on chicken thighs (deboned, with skin left on)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
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For the Chimichurri

  1. Place everything into a food processor and blend until minced. Let the flavors combine for 30 minutes or so before using.

  2. Store leftovers in an airtight container up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

For the Chicken

  1. If your thighs are thick use a meat mallet to pound them out a bit.
  2. Pat the thighs dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet (cast iron or stainless steel works best).

  4. Place chicken thighs in skillet skin side down and cook without moving about 10 minutes (you want that skin to get super crispy). Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Place thighs on a few paper towels to drain excess fat.
  6. Top with chimichurri and serve.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 chicken thigh with 2 tablespoons sauce

Recipe makes about 1 cup of chimichurri, with 4 chicken thighs you'll probably have about half of that left over.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 414 | Fat: 34g | Total Carbs: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g | Protein: 23g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.


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