If you are a regular reader of my website (which of course you are), you know I love my chicken thighs. There is something so satisfying about dark meat chicken. It is the main protein I eat more than any other. I mean, you know I love a good, marinated chicken breast too, but my culinary heart belongs to chicken thighs. And these grilled chimichurri chicken thighs are my newest obsession. Don't forget to check out my video for how to trim the fat from chicken thighs too. Works for boneless skinless pieces like this as well.
The Smell of Chimichurri Sauce Will Drive You Crazy
I love marinades and I especially love when the smell of a marinade makes me weak in the knees. Chimichurri sauce made me barely able to move. I was paralyzed by smell. This sauce is something you can slather onto an already-cooked piece of chicken, steak, pork and probably even fish.
I loved marinating my chicken thighs in it. I reserved some of the sauce to drizzle on the chicken after it's cooked for extra flavor too. It gave the chicken a one-two punch of flavor that made it difficult to stop eating.
I do enjoy making a marinade the day before and letting my chicken soak up all those flavors in the overnight hours. Then when it comes time to cook it feels like everything is almost finished. The only thing left to do is fire up the grill and cook the chicken for a few minutes on each side.
Easy Steps to Put Together This Incredible Chicken Dish
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs Are My New Favorite Lunch
As many of you know, I tend to cook with leftovers in mind. I love making this dish for dinner, then eating the leftovers for lunch for a few days. When I filmed this recipe, it was the first time I made it. I have prepared it several times since. I absolutely love this recipe. The chicken tastes great hot, cold, or room temperature. This is a fantastic option to add to a salad for your weekday lunches. As I write this blog post - here is my truth. I just made this recipe AGAIN and am currently eating it for lunches this week. I made a batch of my marinated tomatoes from another chicken recipe and spooned those over my CSA romaine lettuce. Reheating the chicken is easy. Simply wrap it loosely in foil and heat for maybe 10 minutes in your toaster oven.
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I hope you give these grilled chimichurri chicken thighs a try because they are seriously delicious. I loved eating them right off the grill and on top of my salads. So much flavor and so tender and juicy.
It is a great feeling to cook food for your loved ones. To gather around a table and break bread. To put aside the rest of the world and all its craziness and just sit with the people we care about the most. No phones or tablets - just people, good food and good conversation. It's an incredibly sacred part of the human experience. I hope we can all enjoy and appreciate it whenever possible.Print