Old School BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’ve been wanting to make this old school BBQ chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy for some time now. I flashed back to the mid-1970s, to my earliest memory of a cookout, and chicken. Chicken legs, then. Grilled and sauced with off-the-shelf Kraft BBQ sauce. That’s it. Done. Well, this is my take on the classic I remember from 40 years ago. I used split chicken breasts because that’s what we prefer, but any cut of chicken would work just fine. Just chicken and BBQ sauce. Summer.
Old School BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyI didn’t do anything fancy to this old school BBQ chicken. A little oil, salt and pepper and that’s it. No brine, no fru-fru spices. Just simple flavors. With your Big Easy (and specially if you add a Bunk Bed basket) you can cook up a big batch of chicken ahead of time for a picnic or family get-together.

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Old School BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Mike


  • Chicken I used split chicken breasts, but any cuts or even a whole chicken will do
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Store-bought BBQ sauce I used Kraft Original


  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Very lightly oil the chicken. Just a splash and rub it around the chicken.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken and place in the Big Easy basket.
  • Place the basket into the Big Easy and cook until done. For my split breasts cook time was about 30 minutes.
  • Brush the chicken with the BBQ sauce and return to the Big Easy for a few minutes to 'set' the sauce.
  • Remove and rest for 5 minutes before devouring.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.