Lexington Style Grilled Chicken

Larry Elder says Lexington, North Carolina, pork barbecue inspired him to create this spicy-hot vinegar marinade for chicken.

Yield:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Ingredients

1 cups cider vinegar
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons dried crushed red pepper
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
2 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) cut-up whole chickens*

Preparation

Stir together first 6 ingredients until blended.

Place half each of vinegar mixture and chicken in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal. Repeat procedure with remaining vinegar mixture and chicken, placing in a separate zip-top plastic freezer bag. Chill chicken at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.

Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 35 to 40 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.

*8 skinned and boned chicken breast halves and 8 skinned and boned chicken thighs may be substituted for whole chickens. Chill in marinade at least 1 to 2 hours, turning occasionally. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done.

 

Note:

Larry Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina,

March 2005