Sunday, July 17, 2016

Grandma's Vinegar Dressing for Chicken Recipe - Cleaned Up!

The first cleaned up family recipe that I just couldn't wait to share with you is my grandma's vinegar chicken. This is a family staple in the summer, especially requested by my husband and son.

You could even say this is an heirloom recipe. It was born of
necessity. One hot summer day my grandma wanted to cook some chicken on the grill for dinner, but didn't have any pre-made sauce to flavor the meat. So, she sat down with pen and paper and came up with this tasty concoction. It's very similar to the chicken barbecue that you might find at a fireman's fund raiser, but the addition of the egg gives a whole new depth of flavor and crispiness to the skin!

However, I must warn you that it is very potent stuff, and even though it tastes great, do not overindulge or there will be consequences - just ask my husband. It's great for the kids too, but they might not be a fan of dipping in the left-over sauce!

With the 4th only recently in the rear view, it was the perfect time to clean up, and cut some calories on this tried and true family recipe.

To clean this up and make it healthier, I cut the oil, vinegar, salt, and poultry seasoning back. Swapped olive oil for Grandma's vegetable oil, and egg white for the whole egg.

My husband was a little worried that it wouldn't have the same kick that he always looks forward to with this recipe, but once he tried it, he couldn't even tell the difference. It was that good!!!

Cleaned Up Vinegar Dressing for Chicken
From the kitchen of Britteny's Boutique

  • ½ c. olive oil
  • 1c. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ½ tbsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg white
  1. Beat egg then add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Dip chicken in mixture and grill.
  3. Throughout the grilling process repeatedly dip the chicken.
  4. The more you dip the stronger the flavor!

  • If you wish you also use the sauce to dip, be sure to cook it thoroughly due to the egg in the sauce.


  1. Never ever occurred to me to add an egg. We have to try this just to see/taste for ourselves. So interesting what our grandmas can dream up that we would never think of! Thanks for linking with us :)