Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Smoky BBQ Chicken

I have a whole bottle of apple cider vinegar sitting in my pantry, and I've been trying to think of recipes that I might be able to use it in. I'd never even heard of apple cider vinegar until I started the SCD, so wasn't really sure what it might be used for. Until today, I had only ever put a small amount in my chicken soup to extract more of the gelatin from the bones.

I thought the tanginess of the vinegar might be good as the base for a marinade, and I had some chicken cutlets that were just waiting for some attention. So I had a look through my spice rack to see if I could find anything that might go. Here is what I came up with, and I must say having just finished it less than half an hour it - it was delicious!

- 8 Chicken cutlets (I used thigh with the skin removed, but this would also be good on chicken breast, marylands, or even a butterflied whole chicken)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Pepper to taste

- Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a large container or ziplock bag
- Throw in your chicken and shake until all pieces are well coated
- I would recommend marinating your chicken overnight - this is what I did and it really tasted fantastic
- Fire up the BBQ and cook your chicken for a few minutes on each side

This recipe is simple to put together and easy to cook. Its perfect for those nights when you want to fit in a gym session after work :)


  1. As a lover of chicken, I must give you props!!!! This looks amazing!!!!! :) ALSO, I'm here to tell you I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Your growing blog gives others hope for a healthier world & a greater understanding of the SCD diet! Just take a peek at my blog for the details!!

  2. This looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it out! I've never heard of the ACV for gelatin extracting...sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing Ü