Dad's Best Barbecue Recipe
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Dad's Best Barbecue Recipe

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Whenever I prepare this great chicken, I fondly remember my father. He would make his "famous" chicken frequently for picnics and other functions.
Recommended: Dad's Best Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Reserve 1 cup for basting chicken; cover. Pour remaining marinade over chicken in a large roasting pan. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  2. Drain; discard marinade.
  3. Grill chicken, covered, over low heat, turning and brushing with reserved marinade several times, for 60-75 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Dad's Best Barbecue in Country Chicken Cookbook , p87

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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