Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken



Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 2 Hours, 35 Minutes


2 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-lb.) cut-up whole chickens


1. Stir together first 6 ingredients until blended.

2. Divide vinegar mixture and chicken between 2 large zip-top plastic freezer bags, and seal bags. Chill 2 to 8 hours, turning bags occasionally.

3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.

4. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 35 to 40 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.

Larry Elder, Charlotte NC,

Southern Living

May 2010
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