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

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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.

  

 

 

Magical Sriracha Hummus without Tahini

2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it.  This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

✨Magical Sriracha Hummus✨is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it’s perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  It’s so easy, I hesitated to add it as a recipe!  But, we could all use new inspiration, right?  This is Hummus without Tahini, but still full of flavor.  The chickpeas have so much creamy flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive! 😍  

 

 

Sriracha Hummus is Magical: Easy, Yummy, Healthy

This Sriracha Hummus without tahini is Magical because there are only 2 main ingredients (not including salt, water, oil) and it takes only minutes to make.  It’s also Magical because it tastes unbelievable and can be used in so many different ways in every meal and also snacks (scroll down for ideas!).  I seriously cannot get enough of this stuff! 

But the magic doesn’t stop there!  Sriracha Hummus is so GOOD FOR YOU! 

  • Chickpeas are high in protein and are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber!
  • Sriracha is made from red chili peppers which have capsaicin.  Capsaicin has been shown to increase your metabolism, as well as boost your mood, and reduce hunger.  Chili Peppers also have vitamins A and C, which help to strengthen your immune system!  Right on!  Click here for more on the benefits of Capsaicin.  

Try these other easy recipes with Chickpeas and/or Sriracha:

Ways you can eat your Magican Sriracha Hummus!

Not only can you enjoy hummus with crackers, pita, and veggies. The options are endless, so give these ideas a try!

  • layer on toast with avocado and/or egg
  • put on sandwich with cucumber, tomato, and roasted red pepper
  • mix into pasta for a thick, creamy, protein-packed sauce!!
  • add to slow cooker chili, stew, or soups
  • mix in a chicken salad with carrots, celery, feta, a little Greek yogurt and scallions
  • mix into mashed cauliflower or potatoes!!!

WHAT OTHER IDEAS DO YOU HAVE??   Please tell me in the comments. 

2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it. This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

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. 

SUPER EASY TO MAKE!

1️⃣ Drain & Rinse 1 can of Chickpeas. Then add them to a mini food processor.  My Cuisinart Mini Food Processor is one of my absolute favorite and most used gadgets in my kitchen!

Whole Chickpeas in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus.  This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

2️⃣ Add 1 Tbls Sriracha Sauce & 1 Tbls Oil.  I love Sriracha and use it on eggs, on sandwiches, in soups, salads…the list goes on.  My go-to Sriracha is Huy Fong Foods Sriracha which you can find in most stores or just place a quick order from online!

Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus.  This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

3️⃣ Add 1/4 cup water and pinch of salt to taste 
4️⃣ Pulse then fully process until smooth. Add a drizzle more oil if needed and more Sriracha/Salt to taste.

Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus.  This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

That is it, my friends!  Enjoy this amazing and magical Sriracha Hummus for all your days to come!

😍 Carrie

2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it. This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

Magical Sriracha Hummus

Magical Sriracha Hummus is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  This recipe is a Hummus without tahini, but still full of flavor.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!

Course Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword appetizer, chickpeas, dips, garbanzo beans, Hummus, party food, snacks, sriracha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chickpeas about 15.5 ounces
  • 1 tbls Sriracha or more to taste!
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Drain & Rinse 1 can of Chickpeas. Then add them to a mini food processor.  Pulse to get them blending.

    Whole Chickpeas in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus. This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!
  2. Add 1 Tbls Sriracha Sauce & 1 Tbls Oil.  Add 1/4 cup water and pinch of salt to taste.  

    Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus. This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!
  3. Blend until Smooth.

    Blended Chickpeas and Sriracha in food processor for Magical Sriracha Hummus. This recipe is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!
  4. Serve as a dip, snack, on sandwiches, on toast, with eggs, with pasta, on salads, and so much more!  Enjoy

    2-Ingredient Magical Sriracha Hummus in a bowl with crackers and carrots next to it. This is seriously the easiest hummus you will ever make and it's perfect for snacking or adding to a meal.  The chickpeas have so much flavor and the Sriracha gives it a kick that is totally addictive!