February 09, 2021

Grilled Chicken Marinade - similar to the kind you see/smell/taste at a fair


Too many files in my files!  I have thousands of food photos I've snapped over the years with the intention of putting them on the website for easy-finding later that I never got around to or just updated photos for things I've been making for years and already have the recipe in my files online but thought I'd add a new photo.

And then... life.

So I never did.

And the files reproduced like rabbits because I'm frustrated every time I open the food file on my laptop.

So quick and simply - here is a photo of chicken grilling - I have no idea of when or where I've posted this marinade but I'm sure I have as I've been using it for about 20 years now.  It's a summer 'fair' style chicken marinade.  Like, when you are at a county fair, walking down the food vendor aisles and there is a fundraiser by a local non-profit group that is grilling chicken.  This is that kind of chicken.

Note:  I only like this marinade with chicken thighs.  Oddly enough, when I've tried it with chicken breasts, it doesn't have the same flavor and I really do not like it.  But for whatever reason, this is excellent with the chicken thighs and legs.

Chicken thigh/leg marinade

1 egg
1 c oil of choice (like canola)
2 c apple cider vinegar
1 t hickory smoke flavoring
1 t garlic pepper
1 T salt
1 T poultry seasoning
1 t black pepper

Put the ingredients into a saucepan on the stove, and whisk them as you turn on the heat.  Warm over medium and stir until thick, but do not boil.  Cool.  Add 3-4 lbs. chicken thighs and marinate for at least 2 hours, up to 6-8.  Grill as usual.  

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