I told myself I would never put any skirt steak recipes with chimichurri on the blog because we know how overdone it has been.  However, after I made mine, I said I couldn’t deprive you of this recipe.  I would never be able to forgive myself ha!  As we come towards the end of summer, I went back and forth and decided to just share this gem before the warm weather left for good.


The flavor is unreal.  Because of the texture of skirt steak (I love to use it here in my carne asada as well), I wanted to make sure I added a flank steak marinade recipe that would really infuse a ton of flavor and also help to tenderize the meat.  The texture is very different than this cube steak or ribeye steak.

Ingredients like lime juice and soy sauce add acid to really break down the toughness of the steak, and it couldn’t taste better if you ask me.  That citrus essence gets right down in each and every bite.

Flank Steak Marinade or Skirt Steak Marinade Recipe - Grandbaby Cakes

If you have the time, really marinade this overnight.  You won’t regret it.  You could also use a flank steak for this recipe as well.  You will get great results either way.  This steak is absolutely sensational on its own.  Like seriously, I kept snacking on it all night.


However once you add my chimichurri recipe sauce, it takes this recipe to a whole nother level y’all.

Skirt Steak Recipes - Adding Chimichurri to Flank Steak Recipe

This chimichurri is so fresh with clean flavors.  Cilantro and parsley are already so fresh but when added with fresh lime juice, the essence is just so wonderful.  It is a lovely accent to this dish.  You can whip this chimichurri recipe up in your heavy duty blender or food processor. The flavors just come together so perfectly with the steak.  I have made this recipe twice in the last couple of weeks, and I can’t get enough.  I know you won’t either.

And if you want some other recipes to throw on the grill in addition to this recipe, check these out:

  • This Grilled Ribeye Steak with Tequila Glaze is everything!
  • Grilled Proscuitto Arugula Pizza is necessary!
  • What’s a grill without chicken?  This Tequila Lime Chicken is necessary.
  • This Carne Asada makes my life every time I grill it!
  • And finally get this Grilled Catfish recipe on the grill immediately.
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Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri | Grandbaby Cakes
Prep Time
6 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
Skirt Steak Marinade Recipe with Chimichurri – No summer grill is complete without my skirt or flank steak marinade! Easy, Absolutely delicious and beyond flavorful!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: grilling recipes, marinade, steak
Servings4 servings
Calories678 kcal
AuthorJocelyn Delk Adams of
For the Marinade and Grilling:
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or red wine vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Chimichurri Sauce:
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
For the Marinade and Grilling:
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together and pour into a large ziploc bag.
  2. Add skirt steak to ziploc bag with marinade and allow to marinade up to 6-7 hours max depending on how thick the meat is.
  3. When ready to grill, liberally season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill until golden brown and perfectly charred then allow to rest before slicing on a cutting board.
For the Chimichurri:
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a heavy duty blender or food processor and blend until everything is chopped up and smooth then serve. Seriously that easy.
Nutrition Facts
Skirt Steak Marinade Recipe with Chimichurri Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 678Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 1359mg57%
Potassium 743mg21%
Total Carbohydrates 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A32.2%
Vitamin C61.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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