Everybody raves about this recipe but I found it very lacking. Way too much vinegar and way too much crushed red pepper. It tasted the way I feared it would. Too spicy and wasn’t enough sugar to balance the sour vinegar. I added some bbq sauce to put on the chicken afterwards so as to make it more edible! That helped, but all in all this recipe was a loser. Might be better with only 1 cup vinegar in the marinade and increase the amount of brown sugar. 2 tbls of crushed red pepper would probably also suffice
This chicken turned out very moist and had lots of heat due to the crushed red pepper flakes. But I felt it was missing something. Maybe it would have been better if I'd turned the marinade into a sauce.
This is our favorite grilled chicken recipe ever. Easy and out-of-this- world delicious
OUTSTANDING!!!!! With it being Summer, I'm really looking for light meals where I don't have to turn on the oven. I have one of those stovetop EZ pro grills so I decided to give this a shot. I was a little skeptical with all the vinegar and no garlic (how can you make chicken with NO GARLIC???) but this was FABULOUS!! I did taste the vinegar at first but it was not overwhelming to me. I really really liked the flavor! I cut the recipe in half and used 4 + 4 boneless and skinless thighs and breasts. I will definitely be making these again!
What a quick and easy way to prepare chicken! Followed the recipe exactly and served with corn on the cob. Perfect flavoring. Next time will have to double the recipe so we have leftovers.
I make this all the time!!! It's a family favorite, with just enough kick!
Great recipe. I was raised in Raleigh, NC, and our family have always grIlled chickens very much like this. After marinating, I suggest pouring the marinade into a saucepan and boil for a few minutes with a stck of butter to make a great mopping sauce for the chicken while on the grill, and for the table too.
I give this 5 stars for ease and convienence. I cut recipe in half and used boneless skinless. I didn't find the vinegar overwhelming at all.
Very good. Made with chicken breasts. Will make again and again.
This is similar to a recipe I have long enjoyed - only better! The pepper flakes are perfect for just the slightest kick. I did not feel they were 'vinegary' in the least, but I did only marinate 3 1/2 hours. Be sure to make a lot because the cold leftovers make for an awesome lunch, at home or to pack! Yummmmmmm.
You're right...the vinegar is overwhelming at first. Maybe need to add more chicken? Thought it was a good meal and you do get used to the vinegar. I served with pinto beans and grilled vegetables. Nice combo
This was great! I made with bone-in chicken breasts and legs. It was a little spicy (I love!) but not too much. I took the skin off and shredded a large breast for my picky-eating nephews. They didn't seem to notice the heat. Will definitely make again!
This has become a favorite of my whole family. The longer marinated the better. We love it!! A great meal for entertaining!
cut marinade in half. grilled 1 whole chicken with backbone removed and opened flat. i guess it was just ok. not sure if i'll make it again or not. could taste the vinegar at first, but then didn't notice as i ate. maybe if you're from the regions as some of the other reviewers, you might understand the flavors more. ?