Grilled Picnic Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
This tasty chicken marinates overnight. The next day, I just pop it on the grill for dinner in no time. —Cindy DeRoos, Iroquois, Ontario
Grilled Picnic Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), quartered or cut up


  1. In a bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Remove 1 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large shallow dish; add chicken. Turn chicken to coat; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight, turning once or twice.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat for 15 minutes on each side. Baste with the reserved marinade.
  3. Grill 10-20 minutes longer or until the juices run clear, turning and basting several times.

Nutrition Facts

7 ounces cooked chicken: 522 calories, 34g fat (8g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 725mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 50g protein.