Papa's Vinegar Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Papa's Vinegar Chicken  Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Papa's Vinegar Chicken

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"This is definitely NOT the healthiest way to grill chicken, but it's my grandfather's recipe and he's 92! My kids are the ones who have named this chicken -- they LOVE it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Bring the margarine, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until salt has dissolved, and add the chicken breast halves. Return to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Grill the chicken breasts on the preheated grill until the skin is browned, lightly charred in spots, and shows good grill marks, about 5 minutes per side.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the simmering ingredients. The actual amount of the simmering liquid consumed will vary.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2011

06/20/11 Oh my goodness this was delicious! Was hesitant about making this at first due to the amount of apple cider vinegar, margarine/butter and salt. I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of the salt. I cut the salt amount in half, as I was unsure if omitting it would affect the recipe. To be honest, the next time (and there will be a next time) I make this recipe, I will omit it completely, as I don't normally use salt in my cooking, and I don't think it will be missed. Thanks for the great recipe!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 30, 2012

Ya it's ok but I like my chicken more grilled or breaded or fried. This is healthier but you can still cook somewhat healthy chicken if breaded or lightly fried with the right seasonings and drainded of most grease. Just not all the time. This chicken to me was ok but kind of boreing.

 
Jun 21, 2011

Excellent - just tried it. Would not chenge a thing and will be making again soon.

 
Jul 03, 2011

DELICIOUS! I was a little unsure about the 1/4 cup of salt, but I put it in anyway. This chicken was very moist and flavorful...didn't even need salt on it when we ate. We will definitely make it again. One thing to note..the vinegar smell is REALLY strong when you are cooking this. My nose was tingling even at the back of the house!

 
Aug 31, 2011

Moist and great tasting. Made the recipe as written and it was packed with flavor. Great way to use bone-in chicken. Thanks Coasterphile for sharing your recipe - it's a keeper.

 
Jul 16, 2011

I loved it! Don't be intimidated by the vinegar, it actually ends up with a mild flavor. I didn't have quite enough vinegar on hand so I made up the difference with apple juice. Also cut the salt down to 1 tablespoon. It does have a very strong odor when boiling so keep a window open. Next time I may try boiling it on my grill's side burner - no smell in the house and I can transfer it right over to the grill when it's done boiling.

 
Jul 06, 2011

I must say that I was surprised at the flavor, absolutely delicious. The only change that I might make is reduce the salt by half. But other than that, this is definately something that I would make again.

 
Oct 19, 2011

Really good! Instead of salt, I used chicken seasoning. My family liked it! I used chicken legs and threw them on the George Foreman!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 567 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 45.2 g
  • 90%
  • Sodium
  • 7445 mg
  • 298%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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