Chimichurri Chicken Recipe
You can make this Chimichurri Chicken on the grill or on the stovetop. Marinating the chicken in chimichurri sauce tenderizes it and topping with more chimichurri adds so much vibrant flavor. See all of our tips for making the Best Chimichurri here.
For the Chicken
- 2 lbs chicken thighs, about 8 pieces
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
For the Chimichurri Sauce
Prepare the Chimichurri sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. Stir together, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Place chicken into a mixing bowl and add 1/2 tsp salt and half of the prepared Chimichurri sauce. Cover and marinate for 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight if making ahead.*
To Grill the Chicken: Preheat the grill over medium/high heat. Place chicken smooth-side-down on the hot grates, cover, and grill for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165˚F at the thickest point with an instant-read thermometer.
To Sautee the Chicken: Preheat a heavy skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add chicken smooth-side-down and sautee 5-7 minutes per side or until cooked through and 165˚F at the thickest point.
To Serve the chicken, arrange it on a platter and spoon on the remaining chimichurri sauce then serve right away.
*If marinating the chicken in the refrigerator overnight, take it out of the refrigerator 15 minutes before grilling to bring it to room temperature for even cooking.