Try this chicken chimichurri for a speedy meal that’s big on flavour. It’s guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family.
This chicken chimichurri recipe was created in partnership with the Heart Foundation. Start by placing the chopped parsley, garlic, chilli flakes and vinegar in a food processor. Add two tablespoons of the oil and process until well combined. Then heat a slightly raised frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for four or five minutes each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a tray.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Cook the beans and baby broccoli for one to two minutes or until tender. Drain well and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with the remaining oil and lemon juice and toss to combine. Meanwhile, heat the rice following packet instructions. Divide the rice and baby broccoli mixture among serving plates. Top with the chicken.
Serve with lemon wedges and drizzle with chimichurri. Finish with a squeeze of lemon. For a simple midweek meal that's full of fresh flavours, you can't go past that easy chicken chimichurri.
- 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
- 2 tbs red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
- 2 (about 200g each) Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Breast Fillets, trimmed, halved horizontally
- 350g green beans, trimmed
- 2 bunches baby broccoli, halved lengthways
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 450g pkt microwavable brown rice
- Lemon wedges, to serve
Place the parsley, garlic, chilli flakes and vinegar in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add 2 tbs oil and process until well combined.
Heat a lightly greased frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 mins each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Cook the beans and baby broccoli for 1-2 mins or until tender. Drain well. Return to the saucepan. Drizzle with remaining oil and lemon juice and toss to combine.
Meanwhile, heat the rice following packet directions.
Divide the rice and baby broccoli mixture among serving plates. Arrange the chicken over the rice and drizzle with the chimichurri. Serve with lemon wedges.
Coles has partnered with the Heart Foundation to provide this content to you and help Australians live healthier and happier lives.
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