An herb-packed chimichurri sauce makes this meat-and-potatoes main vibrant and exciting. Double the mixture and spoon it over grilled steak or fish on another night. For less heat in both the chimichurri and the potatoes, remove the seeds from the Fresno chile.
Place 2 tablespoons water and potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave at HIGH 4 minutes or until almost tender.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
Cut half of chile into thin slices; finely chop remaining half. Add potatoes and chile slices to drippings in pan; cook 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
Place chopped chile, parsley, cilantro, shallots, and garlic in a mini food processor; pulse to combine. Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and juice; process until smooth. Serve with chicken and potatoes.
I rarely rate recipes on this website, as I make so many of them, but this is one I highly recommend others try! Very simple to make, but tastes and presents like you really worked on it! Would make a great company worthy meal. I ended up using red wine vinegar in the sauce as I was out of lemons and I think I would do that next time as well. I used the leftover sauce -there wasn't much as DH kept piling it on!-on scrambled eggs the next morning and I'm sure I could find any number of other things to use it with-pork, seafood, mixed with rice or pasta etc. Give this one a try!
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