Summer Chicken or Cornell Chicken

Growing up in Western New York, there was only one  recipe that I remember having every summer.  That is this chicken recipe for grilled chicken also called Cornell Chicken.  After searching the internet I found the origin of this recipe.  This central New York specialty was invented by Dr. Robert Baker, a professor at New York’s Cornell University. He wanted to create a delicious way to grill smaller chickens, so that the local farms could sell more birds, sell them sooner, and more affordably.  What he did was create a recipe that will be used for generations.  When I was a child, I always remember that every picnic or barbeque had grills set up and dozens of pieces of chicken being cooked and slathered with this recipe.  If you have not tried it, I encourage you to give it a try.  It is absolutely fantastic.

summer chicken


Summer Chicken
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  1. 2 cups cider vinegar
  2. 1 cup canola oil
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 tablespoons salt
  5. 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  7. Assorted cut-up chicken pieces, skin on - bone-in
  1. Combine vinegar, oil, egg, and seasonings. Shake well. Refrigerate if not using immediately. Prepare grill - over medium coals cook the chicken approximately 40 - 50 minutes (internal temp. 165), turning frequently and basting each time you turn the chicken. (Discard unused marinade)
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