Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

Close up of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan.  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan,  spinach, and zucchini.  Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan.  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan,  spinach, and zucchini.  Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

The ultimate appetizer is warm, cheesy, creamy, Spinach and Artichoke Dip.  So, why not take all of this goodness and stuff it into Zucchini?  Well, I did!  This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini has all the goods!  It tastes delicious and indulgent, but it’s healthy too with so many nutrient-dense veggies!  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy and earthy artichoke, nutty and cheesy Parmesan, fresh and bright spinach, and meaty zucchini.  Try serving this with either a Mushroom Quinoa Risotto or Creamy Parmesan Polenta to complete the meal!

This is a perfect recipe for easy Meal Planning as it’s so easy to prep ahead.  Check out my Free video Kickstarting Meal Planning if you want some easy printable tools for meal planning!  

Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Meatless Meals for Everyone!

Whether you are vegetarian or a full-fledge meat eater, meatless meals can wow the pants off of anyone.  All it takes is the right combo of a few delicious ingredients.  Replacing an animal protein with vegetables means you are getting more fiber, calcium, and vitamins than you can get from meat.  With the right veggies, you can still get a healthy dose of protein as well.  Which brings me to THIS Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini.

Artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

In this recipe, artichokes provide Fiber AND protein and are packed with nutrients, Vitamins C and K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron just to name a few!  Spinach provides Vitamins A, C, and K1, as well as protein, fiber, Iron, Folic Acid, and calcium.

Overall, you get 5g of Fiber and 9g Protein per serving in this Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini Recipe!

Try these other Meatless Meals packed with Fiber, Protein, and other Nutrients:

Fork on plate with cut Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR SPINACH & ARTICHOKE STUFFED ZUCCHINI

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can make the stuffing, scoop and stuff the zucchini, then store in the fridge until ready to bake and eat.  

For the stuffing, start with the cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 tbls cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold milk until completely dissolved. Set aside.Add cornstarch to milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cornstarch in milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Grate the Parmesan Cheese.  I like to grate cheese at home so that I know it’s fresh and doesn’t have fillers.  FREEZER HACK: You can store it in the freezer to make it last longer too!Grating Parmesan Cheese for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Dice the onion and mince the garlic. FREEZER HACK: I mince a ton of fresh garlic in a mini food processor and then store it in the freezer so it’s always ready for me!

Chop the artichoke hearts. Wash and dry the spinach leaves.

Cutting artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

To a preheated large skillet or medium pot, add the olive oil and then the onions. Stir and cook, then add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Adding garlic to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Next add the chopped artichoke hearts and 2 giant handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Stir to combine and start wilting the spinach.

Adding to spinach leaves to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Add the vegetable broth, milk cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer stirring until it gets thick. Last, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.

Adding cornstarch slurry to spinach and artichokes in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Thickened spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Adding parmesan to spinach and artichokes in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Warning, taste with caution, you may not be able to stop!

Store in the fridge to cool while you prepare the zucchini.

Spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Now we prepare the zucchini!  Wash and trim the ends off and then slice in half.  Scoop out the seeds to make a boat using a small tasting or coffee spoon.  Fill each zucchini with the chilled filling.  Store in the fridge until you are ready to bake and eat.

Cutting zucchini in half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffing zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

 

COOK YOUR SPINACH ARTICHOKE STUFFED ZUCCHINI 

Place on an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes in 400 F degree oven. For the last 5 minutes, you can keep it at 400 F degrees or turn on the broiler so the top gets lightly browned. If you turn on the broiler, keep an eye on them so they do not burn!

Sprinkling parmesan on stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Stuffed raw zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Serve with a Mushroom Quinoa Risotto or Creamy Parmesan Polenta and ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini has all the goods!  It tastes delicious and indulgent, but it's healthy too with so many nutrient-dense veggies!  Each fantastic bite gives you creamy and earthy artichoke, nutty and cheesy Parmesan, fresh spinach, and meaty zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead and then bake 20 minutes and enjoy!  #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzucchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword artichoke, meatless, spinach, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 144 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 tbls Cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth, low sodium (Chicken Broth is fine for non-vegetarian)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated 1/2 cup stuffing, 1/4 topping
  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts 14-15oz
  • 10 oz Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 6 Small Zucchini or 4 Medium

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Make the sauce by starting with the cornstarch slurry. Mix 2 tbls cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold milk until completely dissolved.  Set aside.

    Cornstarch in milk for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  2. Dice the onion and mince the garlic.  Chop the artichoke hearts.

    Cut artichoke hearts for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  3. To a preheated large skillet or medium pot, add the olive oil and then the onions. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes on Medium-Low heat, stirring so they don't burn, until they start to soften. 

    Onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  4. Then add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until the onions are translucent.

    Adding garlic to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  5. Next add the chopped artichoke hearts and 2 giant handfuls of baby spinach leaves.  Stir to combine and start wilting the spinach. 

    Adding to spinach leaves to onions cooking in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  6. Add the vegetable broth, milk & cornstarch slurry, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer stirring until it gets thick.  Last, turn off the heat and stir in the grated parmesan cheese and stir to combine.  Store in the fridge to cool while you prepare the zucchini.

    Spinach artichoke stuffing in pan for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  7. Wash and trim the ends off the zucchini, then slice in half. 

    Cutting zucchini in half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  8. Scoop out the seeds to make a boat using a small tasting or coffee spoon.

    Spoon scooping seeds of zucchini half for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  9. Fill each zucchini with the chilled filling.  Store in the fridge covered until you are ready to bake and eat.

    Stuffing zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Cook the Stuffed Zucchini

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degree oven.

  2. Place on an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes.  For the last 5 minutes, you can keep it at 400 F degrees or turn on the broiler so the top gets lightly browned.  If you turn on the broiler, keep an eye on them so they do not burn!

    Sprinkling parmesan on stuffed zucchini halves for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzuchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree
  3. Serve and Enjoy!

    Fork with bite of Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini on a pan. Each fantastic bite gives you creamy artichoke, nutty cheesy Parmesan, spinach, and zucchini. Prepare entirely ahead, then bake 20 minutes and enjoy! #vegetarian #zucchini #stuffedzucchini #spinach #artichoke #springrecipes #healthyfood #healthydinner #healthyrecipes #glutenfree

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo on a plate with fresh cilantro and a cup of chimichurri. It is roasted Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Most people have had Chimichurri, but how about Chicken Chimichurri Rojo?  It’s a perfect Spring or Summer dish because you can simply grill or broil the chicken then top with this make-ahead cool, fresh, oh-so-delicious Chimichurri Rojo.  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper and combined with the other ingredients, this sauce is cool, tangy, sweet, savory and incredibly full-flavored! 

All of the ingredients get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  With garlic, parsley, cilantro, lime, vinegar, and red pepper, this is one easy sauce that delivers BIG flavor!  This is a perfect recipe for easy Meal Planning as it’s so easy to prep ahead.  Check out my Free video Kickstarting Meal Planning if you want some easy printable tools for meal planning!  

 

 

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo on a pan. It is roasted Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Easy, Healthy, Zippy Get-out-of-a-Chicken-Rut Dinner!

Chicken is great because it’s a lean protein that’s incredibly versatile.  However, if you’re not careful, you can fall into the da..da..daaaaa….

…Same ole Chicken Rut…

Sound familiar?  Well, this Chicken Chimichurri Rojo is an amazing and easy way to get out of the rut!  The Chimichurri Rojo can be made days in advance.  And it completely transforms an otherwise boring plain chicken into a zingy, zippy, magnificently flavored dish!  

AND, it’s healthy with only olive oil, a healthy fat, herbs, and veggies.

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo on a pan. It is roasted Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CHICKEN CHIMICHURRI ROJO COOKING KIT

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

Ingredients on counter for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

This is one of those wonderful recipes that you can make mostly ahead by making the Chimichurri Rojo or entirely ahead by grilling or broiling the chicken as well. 

So, let’s start with the Chimichurri!  First zest the entire lime and then cut in half.  Cut the red pepper into medium size chunks.

The Chimichurri Rojo is so easy to make in a mini food processor.  Just add the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice from 1/2 the lime, garlic clove, cilantro leaves, parsley, salt and pepper. Cover and pulse until the herbs have blended enough to make room for the red pepper.

Adding Vinegar to oil in food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Cilantro in food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Parsley in food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Parsley in food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner       

Add the red pepper chunks, then cover the processor and pulse to get it started, then blend until everything is about the same size and the there are no large chunks of garlic.

Finished Chimichurri Rojo food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Last, stir in the lime zest. Store in the fridge until ready to serve and eat!

COOK & FINISH YOUR CHICKEN CHIMICHURRI ROJO 

You can really cook the chicken any way that you want, whether that’s grilled, in a skillet, roasted in the oven, or broiled.  For this recipe, I have broiled the chicken because you can get that yummy charred flavor any time of the year.

Season each side of the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Place under broiler (High) for 6-7 minutes or until you start to see a black char on the top of the chicken.  Then take them out and flip them.  Put them back under the broiler for another 6-7 minutes.  At this point, they will be nearly done, so check the internal temperature and if you are not yet to 165 F degrees, then cook them for another 10-15 minutes in the oven at 350 F degrees.

Raw Chicken on pan for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Broiled Chicken on pan for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

When the chicken is done cooking, let it rest for about 5 minutes so that the juices soak back into the chicken and it stays moist.

You can serve 1 breast per person, but I like to slice them all on a bias and serve each person 3-4 slices to start. Spoon the Chimichurri Rojo over top (it can be served cold or room temperature).  ENJOY! 😍 Carrie

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo on a plate with cup of chimichurri. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo on a pan. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
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Chicken Chimichurri Rojo

Chicken Chimichurri Rojo is roasted Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  With garlic, parsley, cilantro, lime, vinegar, and red pepper, this is one easy sauce that delivers BIG flavor! #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentinian
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, dinner, easy dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Chimichurri Rojo

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 cup Italian Parsley, packed
  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro, packed
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Lime 1/2 juiced, all zested
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes Optional

Chicken

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Prep Ahead to make the Chimichurri Rojo

  1. Zest the entire lime and then cut in half.  Remove the seeds from the red pepper and chop into chunks.

    Zested lime on plate for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
  2. While the chicken is cooking (see below) or in the days before (up to 5 days in advance), you can prepare your Chimichurri Rojo in a mini food processor.  Just add the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice from 1/2 the lime, garlic clove, parsley, cilantro leaves, salt and pepper.  Cover and pulse until the herbs have blended enough to make room for the red pepper.

    Parsley in food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
  3. Add the red pepper chunks, then cover the processor and pulse to get it started, then blend until everything is about the same size and the there are no large chunks of garlic.  

    Finished Chimichurri Rojo food processor for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
  4. Last, stir in the lime zest.  Store in the fridge until ready to serve and eat!

Broil or Grill the Chicken

  1. Season each side of the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Place under broiler (High) for 6-7 minutes or until you start to see a black char on the top of the chicken.  Then take them out and flip them.  Put them back under the broiler for another 6-7 minutes.

    Broiled Chicken on pan for the Chicken Chimichurri Rojo. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner
  2. At this point, they will be nearly done, so check the internal temperature and if you are not yet to 165 F degrees, then cook them for another 10-15 minutes in the oven at 350 F degrees.
  3. When the chicken is done cooking, let it rest for about 5 minutes so that the juices soak back into the chicken and it stays moist.  You can serve 1 breast per person, but I like to slice them all on a bias and serve each person 3-4 slices to start.  Spoon the Chimichurri Rojo over top (it can be served cold or room temperature) and Enjoy!

    Chicken Chimichurri Rojo on a plate with cup of chimichurri. It is broiled or grilled Chicken topped with a cool, fresh, tangy, and incredibly full-flavored!  The Rojo comes from the addition of red pepper.  All of the ingredients simply get blended in a food processor so it could not be easier!  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chimichurri #easychicken #easydinners #dinner

Recipe Notes

While there are only 4 chicken breasts in this recipe, if you slice the chicken, you can easily extend the serving size to 5 or 6 by giving each person 3-4 slices.