Grilled Chicken Chimichurri Sauce
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Grilled Chicken Chimichurri Salad {Gluten-free, Paleo, Nightshade-Free}

A super favorable twist on traditional chimichurri sauce is both the marinade and dressing for this glorious grilled chicken salad.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chimichurri, grilled chicken chimichurri salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chicken marinade 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 salads
Calories 275kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter , I like Betsy's Best
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • your favorite salad fixings pictured: romaine lettuce, avocados, cilantro, cucumbers, chopped cashews, chopped super blend mix, grape tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and a squeeze of fresh lime.



  • In a food processor puree cilantro, garlic, green onions, and cumin.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl stir together cashew butter, vinegars, turmeric, honey and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Add the cilantro mixture to the cashew butter mixture and stir until fully combined.
  • Pour olive oil into the combined mixture and stir to finish the sauce.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • The sauce will make 1 1/2 cups. 1/2 a cup is used for the chicken marinade.


  • Add two chicken breasts to a large plastic storage bag and pour 1/2 cup of the chimichurri sauce over the chicken. Seal the bag and allow the chicken to marinate for at least one hour (the longer the better).
  • Add olive oil to your grill pan. Grill the chicken breasts on both sides until completely cooked.
  • Allow chicken to cool before slicing it for the salad.


  • Chop your favorite salad fixings.
  • Place grilled chicken on top of salad.
  • Drizzle, or pour (like me) the chimichurri sauce all over the salad.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1salad | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 928mg | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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