Grilled Chicken with Basil Chimichurri

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LOVE this recipe for simple grilled chicken with a wonderful topping:  Grilled Chicken with Basil Chimichurri

Grilled Chicken with Basil Chimichurri

Grilled Chicken with Basil Chimichurri

The chimichurri in this dish is what really makes it delicious.  Cut the chicken and put a little chimichurri on each bite- YUM!
Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons for 2 WW SmartPoints)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  1. Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap.  Using the flat side of a mallet, pound the chicken lightly to about 1/2-inch thick.  You want all of the chicken pieces to have the same thickness for easy grilling.  Brush 1 tablespoon oil over both sides of the chicken; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a grill to medium.  Grill 4 minutes per side or until done (165 degrees F.)
  3. Meanwhile, for the chimichurri, in a small bowl combine the remaining oil, basil, onion, garlic, vinegar, and lemon juice.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve grilled chicken topped with chimichurri.
  • Nutritional information per serving:  calories 301, fat 15g, cholesterol 124mg, sodium 514mg, carbohydrates 1g, protein 39g
  • Weight Watchers:  Freestyle SmartPoints (reduce oil to 2 T.): 2, SmartPoints: 6, PointsPlus: 7, Old Points Program:   7
SOURCE: (adapted slightly via Better Homes and Gardens)
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