Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

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Grilled Chimichurri Chicken is marinated in a delicious chimichurri sauce made with fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic and red onion, grilled to perfection and topped with more flavorful sauce! I used Mazola® Corn Oil. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, visit

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

It's time to break out the grill finally! I am so excited because grilled food is my favorite. It's been a long winter and with months of having to stay at home this spring, any little bit of summer fun sounds amazing! I love marinating chicken and grilling it along with a bunch of veggies and came up with this delicious grilled chimichurri chicken. It is loaded with flavor that everyone will love. 

up close grilled chimichurri chicken

My entire family loved this Grilled Chimichurri Chicken. Adalyn asked me if I bought the sauce and I told her that I made it. She said "Mom, this is the best chicken that I have ever had." My parents both really loved it too and even baby Lily who is 9 months old loved it. A hit all around! Tons of fresh flavor that everyone can enjoy.

bowl of chimichurri sauce

How to Make Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

First, I marinated the chicken in some of the chimichurri sauce to soak up the flavor. You make a pretty large batch of the sauce so that you can top your grilled chicken with more fresh chimichurri sauce after it is done grilling. I blended up cilantro, red onion, parsley, Mazola Corn Oil, vinegar, garlic and spices for this sauce. It is so easy to make and has the best fresh flavor. I love it!

Cilantro Chimichurri Chicken

After the chicken is marinated, you grill it until the chicken is cooked through and has nice grill marks on it. Then, top with more of the chimichurri sauce. I always grill some vegetables along with the chicken to make a complete meal but feel free to pair with it whatever you want.

making chimichurri sauce
I remember the first time that I tried a chimichurri sauce. It was loaded with fresh herb flavor and I couldn't get enough of it! I don't even like cilantro at all but really like this sauce for some reason. So if you are not typically a fan of cilantro, I recommend trying this sauce anyways because you may love it!

healthy grilled chimichurri chicken
I love cooking grilled chicken because it is a better-for-you meal option that tastes amazing and can have so many different flavors. We love barbecue chicken, Greek chicken marinade, Hawaiian chicken marinade and more. There are so many great options!

Marinated Chimichurri Chicken
I like using the Mazola Corn Oil for this marinade because it has a mild flavor that lets the herbs and garlic really shine. Mazola Corn Oil is a heart-healthy* cooking oil and creates marinades that make great-tasting food because it has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavor of your food stand out. It has a high smoke point making it perfect for grilling. I have also used it for baking, sauteing, stir-frying and more.

Chimichurri Chicken

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

Yield: 1 1/2 pounds of grilled chicken Author: Amanda Hernandez

up close grilled chimichurri chicken

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken is marinated in a delicious chimichurri sauce made with fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic and red onion, grilled to perfection and topped with more flavorful sauce!
Prep Time:  10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutesTotal time: 20 mins


  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled 
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • Black pepper and salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a food processor, combine garlic, onion, vinegar, oil and salt and pepper. Blend well.
  2. Add in cilantro and parsley and pulse a few times until leaves are finely minced but not pureed.
  3. Marinade chicken in 1/3 cup of the sauce for about 30 minutes (or at least 10 minutes).
  4. Grill for about 4 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked through and grill marks appear.
  5. Top chicken with the rest of the chimichurri sauce as desired.

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Grilled Chimichurri Chicken recipe
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