While many of us are still feeling the ups and downs (in terms of temperatures) that come with spring, summer is on the way. That means time outdoors, fun, and great food. One festival that combines all of those things is the Versailles Poultry Days which is right in my hometown. This festival offers the best grilled chicken in the world. I know, I know, I’m incredibly biased but I assure you, one bite of this grilled chicken recipe and you’ll be convinced.
If traveling to Versailles just isn’t in the cards for you and your family this summer, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a great copycat summer recipe that is sure to quickly become a favorite among all your family members and friends.
This delicious summer recipe for grilled chicken can stand on its own; in fact, it’ll definitely steal the show. Just pair it with your favorite side dishes. For a healthy and delicious side dish try this summer recipe for grilled vegetables.
The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe Ever
1 pint white distilled vinegar
1 pint water
1 Tablespoon sugar
4 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks)
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
4 Tablespoons garlic salt
2 Tablespoons black pepper
Several pounds of chicken (I used a variety of pieces and took all of the skin off prior to marinating.)
1. Put all of the marinade ingredients in a pot on the stove and heat until boiling. Let the marinade cool off and then pour over the chicken. I marinate it in a Ziploc bag. Marinate for a minimum of four hours but it is much better to marinate overnight or as long as possible.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.
3. Cook on a preheated grill until no longer pink in the center. The cooking time will depend on the type of chicken pieces you are using. Start with 10 minutes per side and add time until the juices run clear and the meat is white.
There you have it, one of my all time favorite summer recipes. Really, it doesn’t get much better than this! What are some of your favorite summer recipes? Share them in the comments.
This awesome grilled chicken recipe was crafted by the skilled hands of Lynne Morris, a professional food stylist for 9 years who has worked with companies including Kroger, Procter & Gamble, John Morrell and HoneyBaked Ham just to name a few. View more of Lynne’s creations.
The individual responsible for bringing Lynne’s handiwork to life is Larry White. He has been a professional food photographer for 15 years and has also worked for many of the who’s who in the industry. Learn more about Larry and his impressive work.