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[Recipe] Spicy Chimichurri wings

In our house, we make jars of chimichurri to keep in our fridge as it is versatile with grilled meats and fish and a great way to get rid of leftover herbs.

The wings are appetizing with the lemon in the marinade with a bit of heat from the jalapenos and Thai chilis. If you don’t like coriander, you can use only parsley, although I think the coriander adds to the final dish.

Prepping the chimichurri

Prepping the chimichurri

When you make a big batch of the chimichurri, some of it is used as the marinade while some is reserved to top the wings. I added the addition of soy sauce to the recipe which added more flavour and colour to the wings.


I cooked the wings in the oven and finished it off on the grill, but they can be cooked on the grill only. This method is helpful when you have a large party and want to save time.

Remember the recipe is a guideline, taste the chimichurri before adding in the chicken. You may want to adjust the spiciness or the salt level.


[Recipe] Spicy Chimichurri wings
  • 1 large bunch of parsley or 3 cups chopped-include stems
  • 1 small bunch of coriander or 1 cup chopped-include stems
  • 5 pounds of wings with the tips removed
  • 2 jalapeno peppers- diced. Kept the seeds for 1
  • 4 Thai Chilis- diced. Kept the seeds for 2
  • ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup of lime juice
  • ½ cup of lemon juice
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of canola oil
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • Italian or Thai Basil (optional to top the wings)
  1. Using a food processor, chop the parsley and coriander.
  2. Dice the chilis.
  3. In a large bowl, add the chopped parsley and coriander, chilis, followed by the remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix, taste and adjust to your taste.
  5. Save 2 cups or more of the chimichurri to top the wings.
  6. Add the remaining chimichurri to the chicken and mix well. Store in a ziplock bag or container and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.
  7. Take the wings out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking them. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the wings on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. They should be cooked through.
  8. Finish the wings on the grill.
  9. Top with the reserved chimichurri sauce and fresh basil. Serve immediately.


Spicy chimichurri wings

Spicy chimichurri wings

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