Chimichurri Chicken Marinade

Fresh and flavorful even after a month in the freezer, this garlicky marinade works great with boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup olive oil

Zest of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. For the marinade: Add the parsley, vinegar, oregano, red pepper flakes, scallions and garlic to a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. With the food processor running, stream in the oil until uniform in a consistency. Add the lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper. Pulse just to combine. Add 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 8 boneless skinless thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds) to a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in the marinade, squeeze out the air, seal tightly and massage gently to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze up to 1 month; defrost in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.
  2. To cook: Transfer the chicken to a foil-lined baking sheet and roast in a 425-degree F oven until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes.
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