chiavettas.barbeque.chicken

I know, I know. Everyone has a different favorite barbeque technique to the point where fights ensue, but this is my favorite and what I grew up with. The sauce we use is popularly known as Chiavettas in the Western New York area, and many people I know buy it by the gallon and import it to wherever they have relocated to (I get it – we ship hot dogs 4000 miles. Sahlen’s are so worth it). It’s not the typical red BBQ sauce we tend to stereotypically associate with grilled meat, but it’s still damn tasty.

  • 1 cup white vinger
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2  1/2 TB poultry seasoning
  • 1 TB salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 egg

I prefer to cook with chicken quarters (the skin absorbs the marinade at just the right rate that both the skin and chicken are amazing. Note: I don’t eat cooked chicken skin unless it’s with this sauce.) but you are more than welcome to cook breasts or other random parts as well. Marinate your chicken for at least 2 hours before cooking, or even overnight in the fridge.

Tip: blend the marinade in a blender or some such to keep it from separating later.

Grill for the same amount of time you would with regular chicken bits (about 30 minutes for 2 quarters) but beware that charcoal or gas grills may cause falre-ups so have a spray bottle handy. Enjoy!

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One response to “chiavettas.barbeque.chicken

  1. Dawn

    I miss Chiavettas chicken bbq from WNY as well. Chiavettas is the best! I will definitely have to try this recipe.

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