Chimichurri Chicken

Over the weekend, I had recorded a new show from The Cooking Channel called the Urban Grocer. I had no idea what the show was about, but it sounded interesting. The host of the show is Caitlin Zaino. After reading her bio, she is a foodie, turned food blogger, world traveler and now has a show on the Cooking Channel (I’m only a little jealous ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

The episode highlighted foods from Buenos Aires and one of the things that was made was chimichurri. I’ve never made it before and went to my friend Google to search for recipes. Wow, there are tons of different variations of this recipe! I took some ideas from some, and combined together what I thought sounded good.

Isn’t that a gorgeous color??

What I did:

In my blender I threw in

1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 fresh lime juice
few sprigs of fresh rosemary
few sprigs of fresh thyme
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
4 cloves of garlic

Blend until its smooth like in the picture above.

Then, all I did was dice up some chicken, pour the sauce on it and that’s it! I served it with rice, although you could throw it in a tortilla. I had a little left over so I served some over pasta for my lunch today.

Have you made Chimichurri before? What do you put it on?

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On another note, how come I live 8 miles from downtown Chicago and I’ve never heard of this place?

Kenmore LIVE!

It’s highlights Kenmore appliances, but also has this:

Launched last year at the corner of Wells and Huron, the venue offers patrons an interactive experience with Kenmore products and often has scheduled presentations, including cooking demonstrations, new product unveilings and appearances by well-known Chicago talent.

Entry is free and open to the public from Thursday through Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m., as well as 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekends. Visit Kenmoreโ€™s Facebook page for more information and upcoming events.

Any Chicago locals been there? I’m totally going to check it out the next time a celebrity chef is there!

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5 Comments

  1. I’ve never had it either – it looks wonderful though! It almost looks like pesto!

  2. Jacky says:

    I made chimichurri last summer as a topping burgers with manchego. Loved it, thanks for reminding me try it again.

  3. Shelley B says:

    Never heard of chimichurri sauce, but it looks enough like pesto that I bet I’d like it – plus I love cilantro. Am bookmarking this recipe for later. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Roz says:

    I JUST read about chimicurri in a magazine yesterday. Looks soo good. Have a great day!!!

  5. sophia says:

    You’re a good sport, Jenn, because I’m FULLY jealous of Caitlin!!! Wow, a world traveler, blogger and food show host….nice!

    I’ve seen recipes for chimichurri sauce. I even had it bookmarked, and a recipe was cut and pasted to my big fat recipe book. Somehow it slipped my mind to actually make it though! Thanks for reminding me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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