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Vinegar Roasted Chicken

Manjiri Chitnis
Bursting with flavour, this oven-roast chicken dish is a must-have in everyone's arsenal of recipes. Prefect for when you want a quick but delicious meal - an anytime recipe
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 2 people


  • Oven
  • Oven tray


  • 6 chicken legs without skin
  • 2 tbsp fruit flavoured vinegar
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 450 ml Chicken stock – homemade or use 1.5 chicken stock cubes crumbled into hot water
  • 2 cloves of black garlic with skin
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • Pinch of smoked sea salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil spray
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  • Wash the chicken legs and remove the skin
  • Using a knife make deep cuts on the chicken
  • Roughly chop one medium sized red onion
  • Pre-heat oven to 250°C
  • In a baking tray, lined with foil, place the chicken legs
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, vinegar and pomegranate molasses onto the chicken
  • Rub the vinegar, molasses, and seasoning onto the chicken to coat them thoroughly
  • I always use my homemade chicken stock but if you are using stock cubes then dissolve them into freshly boiled water from the kettle and make a mixture
  • Scatter the chopped onion and garlic around the chicken
  • If using black garlic, squeeze them partly out from their skins so they almost melt into the stock while cooking
  • Pour the chicken stock around the seasoned chicken legs
  • Sprinkle some chilli flakes on top
  • Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes
  • Once the 45-minute mark is done, remove the tray, oven the foil and using tongs turn the legs
  • Cover and cook for another 15-20 minutes
  • Then remove the top foil and cook at 200-220 °C until the little skin around the bones turns a nice brown
  • Serve with a side salad
  • During summer I like to serve my Vinegar roast chicken with a rainbow salad and a refreshing fresh salad dressing, recipe to follow on my blog soon. Stay Tuned!
Keyword Vinegar roast chicken