Marinated Chicken

Serve this dish cold, garnished with pickled vegetables.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 4 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 fryer chickens (2½ lbs. each), cut into 8 serving pieces
  • 1 cup canned sliced carrots, drained
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • ⅛ tsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups white vinegar


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken pieces about 10 minutes per side. Remove chicken from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Place chicken pieces in a large stockpot. Top with the carrots, onions, celery, garlic, thyme, marjoram, bay leaf, peppercorns, and salt. Pour the vinegar over the top. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.