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Southern Barbecued Chicken

Nothing says Texas like outdoor grilling. And summer is a prime time for patio picnics featuring my barbecued chicken. Guests are surprised to find the basis for my "mystery marinade" is simply vinegar and oil. —Revonda Stroud, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring often. Cool.
  • Pour 1-2/3 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  • Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Place skin side down over pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20-25 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 pound: 912 calories, 79g fat (10g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 1355mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 44g protein.

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  • AnnaRamos
    May 15, 2013

    My husband's absolute fave for chicken!

  • cwbuff
    Aug 2, 2010

    My family really liked this recipe. I like it that you don't have to worry about anything surgary in the sauce burning. However, I left out the hot sauce, as I don't like it and it drowns out all the other flavors. Also I didn't have enough cider vinegar and substituted champagne vinegar. Just about any kind of vinegar can be used. As to the cooking method, I just put the chicken pieces around the edge of the briquets, and they only took about 25 minutes to cook.

  • wanda111
    Sep 24, 2009

    we loved this dish