Spice-rubbed grilled chicken with chimichurri sauce and potato mash

Someone very wise once said that "Cooking is like love. Enter into it with abandon, or not at all". That "someone" was none other than the legendary Julia Child. 
Now That it something I can totally relate to.

When I fell for daddylonglegs P, it was nothing short of madness...a complete madcap romance which was straight out of the movie Two States (or the book for that matter)
Little did we know in our innocence of love that our romance would cause such a flurry with our parents! Well, very little with my parents to be honest..But man... the drama that unfolded on the other side was nothing short of a movie.
Thankfully those days are in the past. But as an outcome and to make peace with our inter-regional marriage, I started doing a lot more world cuisine rather than sticking to the staple meals of my childhood..or resorting to please him with his mom's food.

This was our marriage..and just like we didn't care about regions or castes, we don't care about the origin of the dish either. Well I do..that is, the blogger in me loves to know the history and how that dish came about, but as a diner,all I want is my food should taste good..nah...delicious is what I always aim for!!

With this easy chicken dish you will be certainly getting delicious, but oh so much more than that.
Its a very simple, straight forward grilled chicken recipe..but what makes it special is the Argentinian Chimichurri sauce along with the twice baked mashed potatoes.
It simply makes for a fabulous meal.

The chicken is rubbed with a mix of spices..left to marinade for a few hours( like me, you can do this in the morning, and simply heat up the grill when you are back from work and serving dinner), Grilled to perfection..what you will get is perfectly cooked, succulent tender and very flavorful chickn breasts(which is tougher than it sounds)...Pair it with some of the intensely herby,tangy and zesty chimichurri, some creamy mash and I am all set to go to food heaven!

I serve it with the chicken platter, a nice and light salad and some toasted garlic bread. Simple and fabulous. 
This is what my favourite meal looks like. 

Take a load of that!!

Yowza!!!! Look at that Chicken!!!

As for the sauce, well its the Argentinian version of our basic "dhania pudina chutney"with a little twist...Do give it a shot..and the potato mash is a must. Do not skip it or you will live to regret it. Just listen to me..and you will be one happy clappy gal  ;) 

A happy clappy,
S ;)


For the Spice Rub: 

For the Chimichurri Sauce

For the chicken:


For the chicken: 

For the sauce: 

To grill : 

For the Potato Mash: 

How to: 

You can add cilantro, mashed peas, Mushrooms, Onions and even pesto to this mash for a change in your basic mash.
As a special thanks to Angie for hosting these amazing weekly potlucks,I am bringing this easy and quick chicken recipe ..This right here, is a Godsend for all working moms like me.. Hope to see you all with awesome stuff as always! www.thenoviegardener.wordpress.com

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