Motor Oil Chicken

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We have been busy here, getting the garage re-organized to bring in an upright freezer. I am happier about this than you might imagine. No more lost food. I know it seems silly, but someone in this household can only place new food on top of the old food. And then the food is lost, not like lost in space, but lost to ruin. The small chest freezer can now be used to store large purchased items like rice, flour, etc until it is opened and put into the pantry.

Tonight for dinner, we had marinated chicken thighs. With a funny name, but they sure tasted good! This comes from The Friday Friends, and we will make this again. I also think this would be great for grilled spareribs also.
You can make the sauce up and "mop" your meat with it and serve some on the side. Or reduce the vinegar and marinate your meat of choice until dinner time and then get grilling!

Motor Oil Chicken, full flavor chicken, marinated and grilled.
Motor Oil Chicken

Motor Oil Chicken
adapted from: The Friday Friends

1/2 cup white vinegar - I used cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
4 cloves garlic--crushed
3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp hot sauce -  I will increase this in future batches
1/2 tsp ground mustard seed
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1-2 lbs chicken

Combine all marinade ingredients, add chicken (or ribs!) and marinade until dinner time, about 4-6 hours. You may let the meat marinade longer, however the longer it is in the marinade the stronger the vinegar taste will be. 

Remove meat from marinade, broil or grill until done. 

 (it is not pretty, but this is where the flavor is!)


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  1. I love the name and it looks delicious! We've been grilling a lot lately because of the hot weather.

  2. You sure come up with some interesting recipe names! Your chicken looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe and hosting the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  3. I'm loving the name! This is going on the menu for next week.

  4. Hi Melynda,
    I just love your Motor Oil Chicken, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

  5. I have chicken thighs in the freezer right now. This is what's for dinner tonight, phew, that was easy. Thanks!

  6. so was good? I was worried about it being marinaded that long for you. but if you reduced the vinegar...?
    well that was a good idea. LOL

    I always get nervous when someone makes something that I did. Silly, huh?

  7. This looks sooo good! Congratulations on getting your freezer. You are going to enjoy that so much!


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