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Skirt steak with chimichurri and sweet potato fries on a plate
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Skirt Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri

Tender and impossibly juicy, with a fresh, vibrant tang! That's what comes to mind when we think of this citrus marinated skirt steak with cilantro chimichurri. After a quick marinade, the steak gets broiled for a few minutes on each side. A simple weeknight dinner that we love serving with sweet potatoes and roasted veggies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Argentinian, Latin
Keyword: broiled steak, chimichurri sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 568kcal
Author: Ari Laing


For The Steak

  • 1 ½ - 2 lbs skirt steak
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

For The Cilantro Chimichurri

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes


  • Make the citrus marinade. Combine steak marinade ingredients in a large container or Tupperware. Add skirt steak, then cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 1-2 hours.
    Marinated steak in a glass container
  • Cook the skirt steak. When ready, preheat broiler to high. Place skirt steak on a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet, allowing excess marinade to drip off. Broil on high about 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness, until medium rare, about 125-130 F.
    Broiled skirt steak on a baking sheet
  • Make the cilantro chimichurri. Combine all chimichurri ingredients together in a measuring cup, then whisk to combine.
    Cilantro chimichurri in a measuring cup
  • Let the steak rest, then serve. Before slicing, allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain, then serve immediately with cilantro chimichurri, chopped onions, and any additional garnishes.
    Skirt steak with cilantro chimichurri


  • Leftover chimichurri: when sealed and stored properly in a refrigerator, chimichurri will keep for up to 2 weeks.
  • To cook steak closer to medium, increase cook time to 4-5 minutes per side. 


Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg
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