For this grilled chicken with chimichurri sauce, the chimichurri doubles as the marinade and the sauce. It's a quick and easy weeknight meal you can throw on the grill. And it's gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo.
This grilled chicken with chimichurri sauce was a huge hit in my house. My husband already requested it again. The chimichurri sauce is made with fresh herbs, garlic and lemon. It doubles as both the marinade and the topping for the chicken thighs, making this an easy weeknight recipe.
Chicken thighs are perfect for grilling. They stay juicy and cook quickly. Marinate the chicken thighs in a little bit of the chimichurri sauce for at least half an hour before grilling. You can even make the sauce the day before, and marinate the chicken thighs overnight.
Save the rest of the chimichurri to top the chicken thighs once they come off the grill. If you have leftover chimichurri sauce, it's great on so many things from vegetables to shrimp skewers.
Serve a tomato cucumber salad alongside this grilled chicken with chimichurri sauce for a simple paleo summer meal. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience, you can read my full disclosure statement here.
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Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce
- 8 bone-in chicken thighs
- 1 recipe chimichurri sauce , divided
- Coat the chicken in ⅓ cup of chimichurri sauce, and marinate for at least 30 minutes. Remove chicken and discard marinade.
- Preheat grill and grill chicken, skin side down for 6 - 8 minutes. Turn chicken over and grill 4 - 5 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Serve with additional chimichurri sauce.
- glass pan for marinating
- measuring cup
- grilling tongs
- gas grill or grill pan for quick cooking
Julie @ Girl on the Move
This looks so yummy and so easy!
Thanks Julie! It is one of my go-to summer meals. 🙂
This looks delicious! Now I have to figure out how to grill from no balcony apartment! I'm super excited I found your blog (via your comment) because even though I've heard about Paleo diet in passing I know NOTHING about (it's not so big here!). Can't wait to poke around for some more recipes!
Thanks Madaline! I’m excited for you to try paleo! I love it and I am so much healthier eating this way. Check out my paleo pantry and resources pages for more ideas. 🙂
I live in an apartment complex that doesn't allow grills. I use a George Forman and it works pretty well.
I'm a type 1 diabetic and I love paleo recipes even though I don't follow the paleo diet. I have this marinating over night and I'm so excited to cook it tomorrow.
Any suggestions on what i should serve with it? Thanks!!
Kelsey, I love it with the tomato cucumber salad or broccoli salad with bacon.
I've never tried chimichurri sauce before. I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Just letting you know that I featured this recipe in my weekly Low-Carb Recipe Love on Fridays; hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try the recipe!
Thanks so much, Kalyn!
love that you're using chicken thighs in this recipe, my favorite! And the chimichurri looks wonderful too, thank you for this recipe!
Yummy! This is look appetizing! Let me try this in fish version.