Grilled Chicken Breasts With Chimichurri Sauce and Coconut Rice

"This delicious spicy sauce is used to marinate the chicken before you grill it as well as to accompany the finished dish. The Coconut Rice is the perfect partner. You can marinate the chicken for as little as 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Obviously the longer you marinate it the better flavour you will get in the chicken. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • To make the sauce; in a food processor puree the garlic. Add the parsley and chili pepper and process until finely chopped. Add the oil, vinegar, broth and seasonings. Process to blend. Taste and adjust the seasonings. It should be very flavourful and spicy.
  • In a zip lock bag combine 3 TBS of the chimichurri sauce with the 2 TBS of oil, stirring until smooth. Add the chicken breasts, turning to coat evenly. Close the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat a grill for medium heat grilling. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, or until no pink is showing. Set aside and keep warm while you prepare the rice.
  • In a medium non-stick saucepan toast the coconut over medium heat, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the rice and sauté for about 3 minutes, until well coated and lightly browned. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add the salt, pepper and lime slices. Stir with a fork. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and fluffy.
  • Add the toasted coconut and currants, stirring through with a fork.
  • Divide the rice among 6 hot serving plates. Top each serving with a grilled chicken breast and a portion of the remaining chimichurri sauce on the side.

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  1. natalie.navejar
    I was about to post this one (it just came out in my newspaper and it sounded sooo good) thank goodness i looked for it before posting (just going to post for future use) i will definitely come back and rate it once i've tried it. thanks for posting.
  2. evelynathens
    This was very tasty, especially the rice, with the toasted coconut adding a really nice flavour. I do think the 10 garlic cloves, pulsed as they are, really overwhelmed the chicken. The grilling time for the chicken and cooking time for the rice were right on the money and recipe instructions were very easy to follow.



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