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Chicken chimichurri

Chicken chimichurri image: Heart Foundation 

  • Cooking Time15 minutes (preparation time 5 minutes)
  • Serves4


Preheat a grill or frying pan on medium to high heat and spray with olive oil. Grill the chicken breasts, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and firm to touch, about 10-12 minutes.

To make chimichurri, place parsley, garlic, chilli flakes and vinegar in a small food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix through.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the green beans and broccolini and simmer for 4 minutes until tender. Drain. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil and lemon juice over the vegetables before serving.

Meanwhile, heat microwave brown rice according to packet instructions.

Slice the chicken breast and drizzle with chimichurri. Serve with ½ cup brown rice per person, green beans and broccolini.

Recipe: Heart Foundation 

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  • 4 100g lean chicken breast fillets
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cup green beans, trimmed
  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups ’90 second quick’ brown rice

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