MAIN Chimichurri Chicken with Yellow Rice




Yield 4-6 servings

I love this chicken dish because (like I always say -- and strive for) it comes together really easily and is packed full of flavor.

In our family we love yellow rice, which usually gets its color from saffron.  Adding extra vegetables to it always makes me happy because kids typically love rice and its a great way to introduce healthier eating habits.

Finally, the chimichurri sauce on top gives this meal a big blast of both fresh flavor and color.  


1-2 lbs bone-in split chicken breasts

2 tsp salt and pepper, divided

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp. cumin

2 tsp olive oil, divided

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 cups white rice

Pinch salt

Pinch saffron (or 1 tsp turmeric)

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

1 bunch cilantro, rinsed

2 lemons, zested and juiced

1 pinch red pepper flakes

2 garlic cloves, left whole


Courses dinner

Recipe by Vie at