This delicious Chimichurri Chicken Recipe with charred broccolini takes only 25 minutes to make and is so tasty. It’s also paleo and gluten-free, too!

Chimichurri Chicken with Charred Broccolini

Is there anything better than sitting down to eat a delicious meal only 25 minutes after you started making it? 

Ok yes, yes there are better things. (beach days, winning the lottery, lazy Sunday mornings…to name a few) On a scale of 1-10 in awesomeness, I'd say serving a beautiful, healthy and oh so tasty meal, that took you no time at all to make, is pretty close to the top.

Best chimichurri chicken

  • This recipe is grilled and grilled chicken always wins.
  • It's a simple dinner recipe that was both healthy and full of flavor.
  • It's super fast to make.
  • The chimichurri sauce is the perfect compliment to the smoky grilled chicken.
  • Easily made with your favorite cut of chicken. I've used legs, but thighs or drumsticks are equally delicious and will cook even faster.
Chimichurri Chicken with Charred Broccolini

This Chimichurri Chicken recipe blew me away with how delicious it is. I was told, between grunts and finger licking, that this was the best chicken my handsome man has ever eaten. I know  “The Best” is quite a statement, and one he uses fairly often, but I'll take the compliment. It was seriously good chicken.

Chimichurri Chicken with Charred Broccolini

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Chimichurri Chicken with Charred Broccolini

Chimichurri Chicken

This delicious chimichurri chicken recipe with charred broccolini takes only 25 minutes to make and is so tasty.

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Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon EACH: sea salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Optional: a pinch of cayenne powder
  • 2 bone-in chicken legs, with or without skin, your choice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 handfuls broccolini
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Lemon wedges and chili flakes, to serve

The Chimichurri

  • ¾ cup parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional: a splash of water to thin

Instructions 

  • Preheat your grill to medium-low.
  • Sprinkle the salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne over both sides of the chicken legs. Drizzle the olive oil over the skin side of each chicken leg.
    ½ teaspoon EACH: sea salt and pepper, ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, Optional: a pinch of cayenne powder, 2 bone-in chicken legs, 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Place the chicken legs on the grill skin side up and let them cook for 15 minutes. Flip them over and let them cook for another 5 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Put the broccolini in a bowl and toss it with the cooking oil. Sprinkle a generous pinch of salt over the top and toss them well. Put them on the BBQ once the chicken has been on for 10 minutes. Flip them once then remove them when the chicken is ready. The florets should be quite crispy and even look a little burnt in spots.
    2 handfuls broccolini, 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the chimichurri. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until mostly smooth. Thin with a little water, if needed
    ¾ cup parsley, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ teaspoon oregano, ¼ teaspoon chili flakes, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, Optional: a splash of water to thin
  • Divide the chicken and broccolini between 2 plates and spoon the chimichurri sauce over the chicken. Serve with lemon wedges on the side and a little sprinkle of chili flakes over top.
    Lemon wedges and chili flakes

Notes

Nutritional information is calculated using skinless chicken legs.
Serving: 1 serving = ½ of the recipe, Calories: 349kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 1014mg, Potassium: 469mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2279IU, Vitamin C: 32mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 3mg
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