Famous Dave’s Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I can’t imagine an easier way to make fantastic-tasting, moist, tender chicken than on the Char-Broil Big Easy. It’s so crazy easy to do that it’s bordering on effortless. I picked up a jar of Famous Dave’s Country Roast Chicken seasoning at the grocery store, along with a whole chicken (on sale! Woo hoo!). A little oil and about 2 hours later, boom! My goodness was it good. You would’ve thought I’d spent hours to produce such wonderful roasted chicken flavor. And would I admit to eating too much of that delicious crunchy skin? Maybe.
Famous Dave's Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I used the new Big Easy Better Basket in my Big Easy. It collapses down, which is great for storage. It also is bigger than the standard Big Easy basket so you can cook a lot more at once.Famous Dave's Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I was cooking a 5 pound chicken. As you can tell, I had plenty of room for a much bigger chicken (or turkey!).Famous Dave's Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Famous Dave's Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly rub entire chicken with oil.
  • Sprinkle seasoning over entire chicken. Get the inside too.
  • Transfer to the Big Easy basket and then to the cooker. Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound, or until the temperature reaches 165 F as measured in several places.
  • Let rest at least 15 minutes before carving.

Easy Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This super easy marinated chicken is exactly why I love using my Char-Broil Big Easy. I was serving salad for dinner, and wanted chicken to go with it. Not dried out, bland super market rotisserie chicken. Moist, tender flavor-packed chicken. And with as little fuss as possible. And this is it.

Easy Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I don’t see any reason to use a super fru-fru Italian dressing for marinating the chicken. I used a 16 ounce bottle of generic dressing from our local grocery store. For $1, it added the perfect flavor, tenderness and juiciness to my chicken. Use any dressing (or even bottled marinade) you like, but stay away from anything that contains sugar or sugar-like substances. Sugar will cause the outside of the chicken to burn long before the insides are done.

Also try my apple juice brined Big Easy chicken and my Famous Dave’s Country Roast chicken.

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Easy Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 large pieces chicken I used split chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing

Instructions

  • Rinse chicken and place into a large resealable container or baggie.
  • Shake the bottle of dressing and add to container. Cover or seal and shake gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning the chicken once or twice to make sure all sides get time in the dressing.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket and place into the Big Easy.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes per pound, or until breasts reach at least 165 F and dark meat reaches 175 F.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Savory Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I think that like most people, I purchased my Char-Broil Big Easy for making Thanksgiving turkey. And I’ve sure made my share of fantastic turkeys using it, too. From spicy to savory, the Big Easy does turkey amazing, each and every time. This recipe produces a tremendous bird, filled with the flavors of Thanksgiving. It looks fantastic, tastes delicious, and is so moist and tender. All that and so very easy to make, you can’t beat the Big Easy time and time again.

Savory Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy

When injecting the turkey it’s important to be consistent. You don’t want to bite into huge pockets of injection in one bite, only to get nothing in the next. Don’t rush the process. Take your time and get the injection in everywhere, from just under the skin, to deep inside the breast meat.

I use a heavy duty injector that has larger holes for injecting liquids that have big chunks of ingredients. Even so, it can be challenging and sometimes clogs. I recommend grinding your spice ingredients first so they are fine enough to easily flow through the injector.

Also try my beer-and-butter Big Easy turkey!

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Savory Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the turkey

  • 9 pound bone-in turkey breast
  • olive oil

For the injection

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 seasoning from below

For the seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons finely ground black pepper

Instructions

For the seasoning

  • Combine all ingredients. If your injector does not have large holes you will want to grind the mixture first, using either a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Half of the mixture will be used for the injection, while the remaining seasoning will be using as a rub for the outside of the turkey.

For the injection

  • Combine all ingredients with half of the seasoning mix. Whisk well to dissolve the salt.

For the turkey

  • Inject the injection mixture evenly into the turkey. Get it everywhere.
  • Lightly rub the outside of the turkey with oil. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning.
  • Fire up your Big Easy. Add the turkey to the Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound. Let the turkey reach 165 F for white meat, 175 F for dark meat. Remove from the cooker and let rest 15-20 minutes before slicing.

Notes

This recipe is for a 9-pound bone-in turkey breast. Larger breasts or whole turkeys may require that you double the amount of seasoning and injection ingredients. The cook time will also be longer. You can usually plan on 20 minutes per pound with the Big Easy.
You will need a good injector for this recipe. One with larger holes, preferably.