Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lexington Chicken

(Lexington Chicken via Southern Living)

On Saturday night we had dinner with some of our friends. I made Lexington Chicken. This is a recipe that my Daddy found in Southern Living. I still think its funny that he looks through Southern Living. He loves to find new recipes. Then he gives them to my Mom or I "in case we want to try them." I'm on to you Daddy.

I love to have this chicken with some fresh corn on the cob. I usually make a basic green salad and have hot rolls. A key lime pie ending makes for a perfect meal.

This is Edward's Key Lime Pie, you may have to buy two if you are having guests. If you haven't tried it, you should.

Here is the recipe for Lexington Chicken. I also linked to it. I have found that I had to double the recipe for 8 chicken breasts.

Prep: 15 min., Chill: 2 hr., Grill: 40 min. Larry Elder says Lexington, North Carolina, pork barbecue inspired him to create this spicy-hot vinegar marinade for chicken.

2 cups cider vinegar

1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 tablespoons dried crushed red pepper

4 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons pepper

(2 1/2- to 3-pound) cut-up whole chickens*


Stir together first 6 ingredients until blended. Place half each of vinegar mixture and chicken in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal. Repeat procedure with remaining vinegar mixture and chicken, placing in a separate zip-top plastic freezer bag. Chill chicken at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours, turning occasionally. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.

Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 35 to 40 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.

*8 skinned and boned chicken breast halves and 8 skinned and boned chicken thighs may be substituted for whole chickens. Chill in marinade at least 1 to 2 hours, turning occasionally. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done.


Makes 8 to 10 servings


3gand1b said...

Are you going to cook that when the old parents are home? I see you waited until we went to Charleston!! You make the BEST salad though....

Etiquettely Correct said...

3gand1b - I will make you dinner when you come visit me!! Why don't you find some recipes that you think I would like to try - hee hee :)

Lauren said...

This chicken recipe looks delicious! I am going to try it. My husband does the same thing, he looks through magazines and lets me know recipes I might like. It usually works because I usually try them.

Enjoy your day!

Amelia said...

I can't wait to try this. I also love Key Lime Pie. My favorite is the recipe on the bottle of Nelly's Key Lime juice. If you haven't tried that one... you must! Thanks for the recipe :)

Some Like it Southern said...

Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing. We are hosting a backyard cook out soon and I think this recipe will be perfect! Hope your week is going well!

Liene at Blue Orchid Designs said...

wow, that key lime pie looks amazing! I think I'll try to find some this weekend.