Broiled chicken with beer vinegar

Fish is always my go-to protein BUT my love of chicken goes way back.  When we were kids back in the 70s, restaurants really were few and far between. I think we all forget that eating out used to be a luxury saved for birthdays and other special occasions. And our go-to for those special occasions was always the (then relatively new) Swiss Chalet on Eglinton Avenue in Scarborough.  Before kids’ menus became a thing, my sisters and I used to get a spare plate that our parents used to add a few pieces of their own chicken and French fries too.  And the Chalet sauce was never hot enough for my Nana Speed.  Anyway I digress … this is a great recipe for a meal anytime – just marinate overnight and you can have your dinner ready in 30 minutes after you get home from work.

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Broiled Chicken with Beer Vinegar

  • Author: Janet Harron
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • 4 chicken legs or thighs
  • ¾ cup Newfoundland Beer Vinegar
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 large shallots, thinly slides
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Combine everything but chicken and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and arrange in a foil-lined broiler pan.
  • Broil 3 ½ inches below heat source for about 8 minutes or until cooked, brushing with reserved marinade.
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