Chimichurri, a thick herb sauce popular in Argentina, adds a fresh kick to a chicken dinner. If you make extra, you can serve it with grilled meats later in the week.

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and arrange in pan. Brown, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate. Drain fat and return pan to stovetop.

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  • Add rice to pan and cook, stirring, until glossy, 2 minutes. Add broth, stirring to combine. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.

  • Set chicken on top of rice, cover, and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whirl together remaining 1/4 cup oil, the lime juice, parsley, basil, cilantro, green onions, garlic, chile flakes, 2 tbsp. water, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a blender until the consistency of salsa, about 1 minute.

  • Transfer chicken to a plate. Stir half the chimichurri into rice. Serve rice with chicken and more chimichurri.

Nutrition Facts

577 calories; calories from fat 44%; protein 39g; fat 28g; saturated fat 3.3g; carbohydrates 40g; fiber 1.2g; sodium 870mg; cholesterol 141mg.