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Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

Chimichurri is a green sauce from South America that goes with grilled meats. My citrus version brightens up grilled chicken, which gets its juiciness from brining. —Tyffanie Perez, Springville, Utah
Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • CHIMICHURRI SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk water, salt, honey and zests until salt is dissolved. Add chicken, making sure it's submerged. Refrigerate up to 2 hours.
  2. Pulse sauce ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce for serving.
  3. Remove chicken; rinse and pat dry. Brush chicken with remaining sauce. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes on each side. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce: 427 calories, 31g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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