Chimichurri chicken thighs - Greenfields Herbs and Spices

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Chimichurri chicken thighs

A delicious dish that combines the succulence of chicken thighs with the zesty goodness of chimichurri sauce.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes Total Time: Approximately 55 minutes

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 75g fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 45g fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 100g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chilli flakes (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Chicken Thighs:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Prepare the Chimichurri Sauce:
    • In a bowl, combine the chopped parsley, coriander, minced garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes.
    • Slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil while stirring continuously until the sauce is well combined.
    • Season the chimichurri sauce with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Chicken Thighs:
    • Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan/gas mark 6).
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
    • Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and black pepper.
  3. Sear the Chicken Thighs:
    • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in an ovenproof  frying pan over medium-high heat.
    • Once the oil is hot, add the chicken thighs skin-side down and sear for about 4-5 minutes or until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
    • Flip the chicken thighs and sear the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Bake the Chicken:
    • Pour the prepared chimichurri sauce over the seared chicken thighs in the skillet.
    • Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken thighs reach an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F).
  5. Serve:
    • Once cooked, remove the pan from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
    • Spoon some of the chimichurri sauce over the chicken before serving.
    • Serve the chimichurri chicken thighs hot, garnished with additional fresh herbs if desired.
Per serving
  • Calories: 450-500 kcal
  • Protein: 25-30g
  • Carbohydrates: 2-3g
  • Fat: 35-40g
  • Sugars: 1-2g

In this recipe:

This dish is not only easy to prepare but also packed with vibrant flavours that will delight your taste buds, pairs wonderfully with steamed vegetables, rice, or a simple salad.

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