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Chimichurri Chicken and Planked Potatoes

FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
edited 5:52AM in EggHead Forum
Oh yeah. This is my favorite way to do chicken. These bits marinated in the chimichurri for 2 days. They were so good - the balsamic and garlic went all the way to the bone.

Grilled on raised grid indirect at 375 for about an hour. Thighs hit 190 and were very crispy.



The planked potatoes were very good and easy to do. Nice complement to the chicken.




  • pop-a- toppop-a- top Posts: 184
    Potatoes look very good.
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Those look great even w/o the bbq sause. Got a link or recipe for chimichurri? :woohoo:
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Oh BBQ sauce on chimichurri.

    I improvised a recipe that was posted here some time ago, it is not exactly traditional but i like the mix of flavors.

    1 cup chopped cilantro
    6 cloves minced garlic
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/2 onion, minced
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    juice of 3 lemons
    1tsp fresh rosemary, rough chopped

    Mix it all together and marinate your chicken for 24-48 hours in a gallon ziploc. When the egg ir at temp, take chicken from the bag and place it on the grid. Don't knock off the goodies that stick to the chicken pieces. I don't flip or anything until they hit finish temps.
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Very Nice and you remembered to garnish the potatoes wish I did. :(
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337

    happy eggin


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  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    They still ate good didn't they! ;)
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Yes sir, Thanks!! Will add to favorits on my computer when I get off this morning! ;)
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Does the chicken just change to that dark color after cooking? Thought the 1st chicken pic on grill was almost done and 2nd was done with bbq sause.
  • BootlegBootleg Posts: 49
    I have a very dumb question. What part of the chicken did you use, thighs? They don't look like chicken breast. Thanks!

    Evans, GA
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Sorry. Four thighs and two breasts.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I really like that 190+ temp on my dark meat chicken parts. -RP
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    That first pic was when they were first put on.

    The second pic is right after they were pulled - no sauce. No wood added either.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Me too. Better texture and just as juicy - but the skin gets crispy.

    I have the timing down to where the breasts are still in the 160-165 range. I do a lot of chicken parts.
  • beautiful

    great color on that chicken
  • JCinGAJCinGA Posts: 139
    The Chicken looks great. Where did you find the recipe for the potatoes?
  • Fidel,
    Can you tell me what your grill set up was, and how long/temp you planked the potatoes. They look great!Thanks a lot.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I cooked everything indirect at 375. I cooked the chicken on raised grid for the first 45 minutes, then put it on the bottom grid and put the planked potatoes on the top grid for the final 30 minutes.
  • Thank you, kind sir.
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