Chiavetta’s Chicken Recipe: How To

Last Updated on August 19, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at a Chiavetta’s chicken recipe. Whether you’re from Buffalo, New York or not – it’s likely you’ve heard of Chiavetta’s before. The marinade itself helps to create the most tender and juicy chicken you could ask for. It’s heavily seasoned and is finger-licking good. However, if you’re outside of Buffalo, or don’t want to order online – you may be missing Chiavetta’s. But this post will show you how to recreate this Buffalo favorite from the comfort of your home.

Jump to Recipe

What Is Chiavetta’s?

Chiavetta’s is a catering company that’s based in Buffalo, New York. Their infamous chicken has become a staple for any BBQ in that area, and it’s not difficult to see why. As well as providing the tastiest food for events, they also have an online store where you can buy some of their most popular marinades and dressings. Currently, on sale, they have:

You can find all of their online products here.

Ingredients in Chiavetta’s marinade

The ingredients in Chiavetta’s marinade are quite secretive – which is why it’s so difficult to recreate it at home! The ingredients are:

  • vinegar
  • salt
  • spices
  • fresh garlic
  • xanthan gum

Is Chiavetta's marinade gluten-free

Nutritional information of Chiavetta’s marinade

You may be wondering what the nutritional value is of Chiavetta’s infamous marinade. Each tablespoon of the marinade contains the following:

  • Calories: 5
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 460mg
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Copycat Chiavetta’s Chicken Recipe

Now let’s get on to the reason you’re here – how to make the Chiavetta’s chicken yourself. This recipe is inspired by one from An Edible Mosaic. If you’re looking for the moistest, juiciest chicken, this is most definitely the recipe for you.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 lb of boneless chicken breasts/skin-on bone-in chicken
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Marinate the chicken

First, we need to make the marinade. Add the white pepper, black pepper, vinegar, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic, sugar, seasoning, salt, and celery salt to a bowl. Whisk the ingredients until well combined. Now place your chicken into the marinade. If you’re using boneless breasts, it’s best to marinate for around 1-2 hours. However, if you’re using bone-in chicken, it’s best to leave for around 12-24 hours. This will make the chicken extra juicy when cooked.

Step 2: Cook the chicken

Preheat your grill to around 400F, or preheat your oven to around 375F. Place your chicken in the oven until fully cooked. The cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken you’re cooking and what cut of meat you’re using. The best way to tell it’s cooked is to use a thermometer. The internal temperature of breast meat should be around 165F. And the internal temperature of leg meat is around 175F. This will take approximately 35-50 minutes.

Step 3: Serve

Remove your chicken from the grill or oven, and serve with side dishes of your choice. Enjoy!

Other Copycat Recipes

If you enter copycat recipes for Chiavetta’s marinade into google, there’s a huge selection of recipes to choose from. If you’re just looking for the marinade for your chicken, here’s a few more recipes you may like to try that taste very similar to the Chiavetta’s marinade. These recipes are inspired by On the Gas.

Copycat Chiavetta’s marinade recipe #1

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 cups of apple cider vinegar

Now all you need to do is:

Place the egg into a bowl and beat with a whisk or mixer. Whilst doing this, gradually add the oil to the egg. Once all the oil is added, add around 1/4 of the vinegar, as well as the salt, pepper, and seasoning. Mix well. Now add the last of the vinegar and stir once again. Your marinade is now ready to use!

Is Chiavetta's a Buffalo thing

Copycat Chiavetta’s marinade recipe #2

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons of white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of celery salt

Now all you need to do is:

Add the oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar to a bowl, and mix well. Now add your garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, celery salt, and sea salt. Stir the mixture well and your marinade is now ready to use!

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with a Chiavetta’s chicken recipe. The most important thing to remember is to leave the chicken marinating for the time frame suggested. This leads to the tastiest chicken, and once you try it…you’ll never go back!

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to marinating chicken? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring.

FAQs

How Long Should I Marinate Chicken in Chiavetta’s?

It all depends on the type of chicken meat you're using. For best results, marinate breasts for around 1-2 hours and for bone-in chicken, around 12-24 hours. You can marinate for less time, the meat just won't be as juicy.

What Goes Good With Smoked Chicken?

Just about anything goes with smoked chicken, because it's so versatile - mac and cheese, pasta salad, vegetable salads, beans, fries; take your pick! 

Is Chiavetta’s Marinade Gluten Free?

While it doesn't carry a gluten free label, there is no indication that there is any gluten in the marinade from Chiavetta's.

Is Chiavetta’s a Buffalo Thing?

Yes! Chiavetta's originated in Buffalo, New York - and is one of their most popular chicken dishes now.

Read more about Carmine’s Chicken Scarpariello Recipe: How To

Chiavetta's Chicken Recipe

Chiavetta’s Chicken Recipe: How To

aniasvibrantkitchen
Today, we're going to be looking at a Chiavetta's chicken recipe. Whether you're from Buffalo, New York or not - it's likely you've heard of Chiavetta's before. The marinade itself helps to create the most tender and juicy chicken you could ask for. It's heavily seasoned and is finger-licking good. However, if you're outside of Buffalo, or don't want to order online - you may be missing Chiavetta's. But this post will show you how to recreate this Buffalo favorite from the comfort of your home.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb of boneless chicken breasts/skin-on bone-in chicken
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Marinate the chicken
    First, we need to make the marinade. Add the white pepper, black pepper, vinegar, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, crushed garlic, sugar, seasoning, salt, and celery salt to a bowl. Whisk the ingredients until well combined. Now place your chicken into the marinade. If you're using boneless breasts, it's best to marinate for around 1-2 hours. However, if you're using bone-in chicken, it's best to leave for around 12-24 hours. This will make the chicken extra juicy when cooked.
    1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon of celery salt, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 2 lb of boneless chicken breasts/skin-on bone-in chicken
  • Cook the chicken
    Preheat your grill to around 400F, or preheat your oven to around 375F. Place your chicken in the oven until fully cooked. The cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken you're cooking and what cut of meat you're using. The best way to tell it's cooked is to use a thermometer. The internal temperature of breast meat should be around 165F. And the internal temperature of leg meat is around 175F. This will take approximately 35-50 minutes.
  • Serve
    Remove your chicken from the grill or oven, and serve with side dishes of your choice. Enjoy!
Keyword Check Price on Amazon