Just in time for summer, Motor Oil Chicken

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 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, they sure tasted good though! This comes from The Friday Friends, and we will make this again. I also think this would be great for ribs too. You can make the sauce up and “mop” your meat with it and serve some on the side. Or reduce the vinegar and marinade your meat of choice until dinner time and then get grilling!

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 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce –  I will increase this in future batches
1/2 teaspoons ground mustard seed
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1-2 pounds chicken
Combine all marinade ingredients, add chicken (or ribs!) and marinate until dinner time, about 4-6 hours. You may let the meat marinate longer, however the longer it is in the marinade the stronger the vinegar taste will be. 
Remove meat from marinade, broil or gill until done. 
 (it is not pretty, but this is where the flavor is!)

Serves 4-6

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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