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Spice up your usual grilled chicken sandwich with easy to make Chimichurri Sauce! This beautiful sandwich goes together quickly and is bursting with savory flavor.
Even if you don’t make the chicken, keep the recipe for Chimichurri Sauce! It’s a great way to spice up all sorts of sandwiches and recipes. It’s the condiment so popular in Argentina that the rest of the world is learning to love. (It’s also pretty healthy.)
This recipe makes a sandwich that is only about 300 calories with a full 32 grams of protein. That’s pretty awesome for such a tasty sandwich. The original recipe calls for a large boneless chicken thigh per sandwich at 8 grams of fat, but I prefer chicken breasts which are even lower in fat. The amount of chicken you put on the sandwich also makes a difference in protein, fat, and calorie levels. Still, chicken breast is a pretty good bargain in those categories.
At least 30 minutes before you grill, make the Chimichurri Sauce.
Easy Chimichurri Sauce (adapted from this recipe at Prevention)
Microwave 1/2 cup water + 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl for 30 seconds.
2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons minced garlic
pinch of red pepper flakes
Slowly add 2 Tablespoons olive oil while whisking.
Put in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
This sauce will last in the refrigerator for 3 days.
This sandwich is even tastier when eaten outdoors. Great with a tall glass of iced tea or your favorite cold beverage. Enjoy!
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