Grilled Brined Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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Grilled Brined Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce
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  1. For chicken: Bring 2 cups water, 1/4 cup salt, and pickling spice to boil in large saucepan, stirring until salt dissolves. Remove from heat; add 6 cups water and honey. Cool brine to room temperature. Add chicken to brine; let soak 1 hour at room temperature.
  2. Remove chicken from brine and rinse with cold water; discard brine. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Place chicken in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Combine 1/2 cup olive oil, shallot, basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and garlic in processor. Blend until herb mixture is finely chopped. Rub herb mixture all over chicken; cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. For chimichurri sauce: Place all ingredients in processor; puree until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD:Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.
  4. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Rub excess marinade off chicken, leaving some marinade still clinging. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken covered until cooked through, turning occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter. Spoon some chimichurri over. Pass remaining chimichurri.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1547.64 Kcal (6480 kJ)
Calories from fat 1089.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 121.1g 186%
Cholesterol 459.17mg 153%
Sodium 7441.21mg 310%
Potassium 1169.75mg 25%
Total Carbs 16.87g 6%
Sugars 11.77g 47%
Dietary Fiber 1.79g 7%
Protein 93.45g 187%
Vitamin C 32mg 53%
Iron 6.4mg 36%
Calcium 103.2mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 241.04 Kcal (1009 kJ)
Calories from fat 169.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.86g 186%
Cholesterol 71.51mg 153%
Sodium 1158.94mg 310%
Potassium 182.18mg 25%
Total Carbs 2.63g 6%
Sugars 1.83g 47%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 7%
Protein 14.56g 187%
Vitamin C 5mg 53%
Iron 1mg 36%
Calcium 16.1mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 40.7
  • 41

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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