Recipe By Bibi
Published Feb 24th
Chimichurri Chicken
Prep 20m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 10 Calories 253 kcal

Chicken tenders for a crowd bake quickly in the oven, with fresh, herby flavor from chimichurri.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 0.5 cup chopped green onion (including green tops)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and membranes removed, diced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 cup olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 12x18-inch sheet pan with parchment or aluminum foil; set aside.
  2. 2 Combine parsley, oregano, garlic, green onions, and jalapeño in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse just a few times to break up the parsley and combine the ingredients. Place processed vegetables in a small bowl; stir in vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. 3 Place chicken tenders in a single layer on the prepared pan. Lightly season with salt and pepper; sprinkle smoked paprika evenly over the tenders. Spoon half of the chimichurri evenly over the tenders. Reserve remaining half of chimichurri, covered, in the refrigerator to use later.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  5. 5 Serve tenders with reserved chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 253 kcal
  • Carbohydrate 2 g
  • Cholesterol 79 mg
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 32 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 94 mg
  • Fat 13 g
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