Cajun Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Don’t be fooled by the lightly charred chicken exterior. Inside is fantastically moist, tender, flavor-packed chicken. Just like you always get when you cook Cajun marinated chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Ready in less than an hour it’s perfect sliced. Perfect cubed over salads. Perfect picked up and devoured.
cajun-marinated-chicken-on-the-char-broil-big-easyI used the regular ole basket that comes with the Big Easy. You can fit 4 decent-sized chicken breasts in the basket, but you might have to stand them on end. That’s fine. Just don’t let them touch too much or they won’t cook evenly.

The marinate is just a tad bit spicy, but even the most heat-fearing folk will like it. For something a bit more mellow, give my Big Easy Montreal chicken a try.

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Cajun Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 2 servings
Author Mike


  • 2 large chicken breasts skin removed

For the marinade

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place the chicken into a re-sealable bag or container.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients and add to the bag.
  • Seal and toss gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag and shake off any excess marinade.
  • Place into the Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook until chicken is done, 45 minutes to an hour.

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