Salt and Vinegar Chicken Recipe -
Salt and Vinegar Chicken Recipe
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Salt and Vinegar Chicken

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"This is a chicken recipe that can be done in the oven or on a grill. It has a very salty/vinegary taste and a crispy outside. To do on a grill, follow same recipe but you may use a folded foil 'pan' instead of a baking dish."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    2 hrs


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cider vinegar, vegetable oil, egg, salt, and poultry seasoning. Place the chicken thighs in the bowl, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Arrange the chicken thighs in a baking dish, and cover with about 1/4 of the marinade mixture.
  4. Bake chicken 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Drain off the marinade so that the chicken skin will become crisp (a baster works well for extracting the marinade). Continue baking 15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 16, 2007

I made this recipe last night and was thoroughly impressed! After reading previous reviews I added pepper and garlic to the marinade (and used red wine vinegar because that's all I had) and left bone in skin on chicken breasts marinating about 5 hours. I was so afraid during the day that I would be making pickled chicken but what a delicious recipe. I cooked the chicken on a rack and basted with the boiled marinade 3 times during cooking and the skin was crisp, the chicken very moist and tasty. Usually I find that whatever you do to chicken tastes good on the outside but the chicken under the skin just tastes boring and plain, but this was so juicy and flavorful (and not strong or vinegary at all). This is the best recipe I have ever used on this cut of chicken, and will be a staple in my house from now on. Thank you!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2005

After reading the reviews I was very intriged with this recipe. It didn't live up to my expecations. I marinated for two hours and I still found the chicken boring even after adding my own spices.(garlic and pepper). The reason that I even gave the recipe a three is because of the sauce or should I say the potential of the sauce. Instead of discarding the marinade I drained it and removed the oil from the top. then boiled it for a min to make sure it didn't still have bacteria because the chicken at this point is still not cooked. I added a couple of cups of chicken broth. Thickened it just slightly with flour. Grated 3 cloves of garlic and added it in along with a teaspoon of chocken stock mix. It turned out like a jus. I ended up tearing the chicken up and eating it with my rice and smothered with the sauce. Yummy.

Jul 11, 2005

Hubby and kids absolutely LOVE salt and vinegar chips and because I thought this recipe sounded like such a kick, I decided to give it a whirl. It was great and not overpowering at all. I marinated for about two and a half hours but did not add the suggested marinade to my roasting pan. Actually, I put the chicken on a rack so it could crisp up all over and just basted every now and then. I also topped the chicken with my usual garlic and onion powders, salt and pepper and a bit of italian seasoning. Rave reviews "Dinnersready" and thanks so much!

Jul 25, 2006

I've made this dish several times. For me, marinading two days was the way to go. I also strongly prefer bone-in thighs for this recipe.

Jan 25, 2011

Great! I read several negative reviews and I think too many people rely ONLY on teh cooks instructions and dont add personal touches of their own. Well, I made this last night for my fella and I. I used 1.5 cups apple cider vinegar and half cup italian dressing (as another suggested), used the 3 teaspoons salt BUT also added 1 teasppoon garlic salt. Also, used Emerill's poultry seasoning - 1 tablespoon. I used chicken breasts -- delicious. They didnt get crunchy but they were SOOOO moist and flavorful (I like vinegar). Marinated for 1.5 hours. And served over white rice where I could ladel some of the oven cooked marinade over. If you like vinegar, this is a keeper. Thank you for posting!

Jan 03, 2011

My daughter loved this chicken! She said after her favorite lemon baked chicken - this is her favorite and she definitely wants me to make it again. Most of the time we have a recipe and move on to another version.... but I think this one will stick around for awhile!

Nov 09, 2010

Turned out very good! I substituted red wine vinegar and olive oil because that's what I had on hand. Served it on rice and my husband loved it!

Sep 15, 2010

I recommend that you only do half of the cider vinegar and half italian dressing and keep the rest the same. It still has a tang to it. If I used all cider vinegar I think it would have been too much. Overall it was tasty. (p.s. I added garlic powder and pepper like others)


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  • Calories
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 37.6 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 937 mg
  • 37%

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

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