Spicy Chimichurri Chicken Breasts

Spicy Chimichurri Chicken Breasts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal


  • 4 4 oz chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp + 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup packed parsley
  • 1/8 cup packed cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ garlic clove (about ½ tsp chopped)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup veggies of choice


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Pour one teaspoon olive oil in a pan and warm to medium-high heat.

  3. Cook chicken for eight minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Cover for most of the time to prevent it from drying out.

  4. While chicken is cooking, prepare the chimichurri sauce: combine parsley, cilantro, vinegar, garlic, lemon, and red pepper flakes in a food processor and pulse. Add more olive oil if needed and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Top each chicken breast with one tablespoon of chimichurri sauce. Serve with vegetables or a green salad.