Chimichurri Chicken with Butter & Herb Rice

You can never have too many quick-and-easy dinner ideas for when life gets busy! A good chicken and rice meal always comes in clutch!

I have a new love and her name is Chimichurri. It’s the best dressing that pairs well with both poultry and read meats! It’s rich with fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley, with a kick of jalapeño or crushed red pepper. I’m personally a fan of bon appétit’s chimichurri recipe.

Photo By Alex Lau, Food Styling By Rebecca Jurkevich – bon appétit

This simple sauce serves as the perfect marinade to chicken, providing a full-flavored, juicy taste with every bite!

As with many chicken meals, you can pretty much pair it with anything! This time I whipped up Tony Chachere’s Butter & Herb Rice Dinner Mix. The herb flavor and savory butter undertone of the rice was an amazing compliment to the roasted chicken!

Chimichurri Chicken with Butter & Herb Rice

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A super quick-and-easy chicken and rice dinner you're going to love!


  • Bon appétit’s chimichurri sauce
  • 4-5 chicken leg quarters, or cut of choice
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Tony Chachere’s Spice N’ Herbs Seasoning, to taste
  • Tony Chachere’s Butter & Herb Dinner Mix


  1. Prepare chimichurri sauce according to bon appétit’s chimichurri recipe and set aside.
  2. Put the chicken in a baking dish or bowl, and season generously with Tony’s seasoning.
  3. Coat chicken with chimichurri sauce, rubbing it all in to ensure it’s fully covered, even under the skin; cover bowl or baking dish and let marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Once marinating is complete, Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a grilling rack. Coat rack with cooking oil spray and place chicken pieces on top.
  6. Bake 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear and skin is crispy.
  7. While chicken is cooking prepare dinner mix according to package instructions.
  8. Enjoy!

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