I don't know if the Shakers here in Kentucky had a bbq grill, but the marinade came from a Shaker cookbook from the library. I chose to grill my chickie. It's definitely a great way to prepare chicken instead of barbecue sauce.
- Whisk together vinegar, oil, and salt. Stir in garlic and shallots. Place chicken pieces in a zip top bag and pour in marinade. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to 3 hours.
- Preheat the grill. Place the chicken on the grill and cook 6-8 minutes per side or until done.
- Let rest briefly before serving.
The marinade was simple to make with ingredients on hand.. I did make recipe as stated. Cooked one thigh for test. For my family's taste I thought it needed a flavor boost of some kind of herb.I did add a little rosemary. The cider vinegar does tenderize the chicken. I would make this again.
I love this marinade! It really is great on chicken, any cut of chicken. The tangy vinegar flavor is what makes this marinade so good. If I don't have shallots on hand, I just put a little more garlic and add a dash of onion powder. I also like to add some freshly ground black pepper. Love it!!
I am giving this 3 stars because it was moist. Although we felt it was lacking in flavor.