Papa's Vinegar Chicken

Papa's Vinegar Chicken

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    55 m

“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 yields 4 servings



  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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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!!



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



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!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 567 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 45.2 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 7445 mg
  • 298%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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