Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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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. 1. Stir together first 6 ingredients until blended.
  2. 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. 3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. 4. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 35 to 40 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.
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