Lemon Roasted Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Ahhhhhh. Nothing beats roasting chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy. From marinating, to cooking, to cleanup, it’s just about as simple a process as you can get. And you sure cannot beat the final results. Like this lemon roasted chicken that I made just the other day. I went the whole-bird route. I had my sights set on making some delicious chicken for chicken salad sandwiches. And boy did it ever satisfy!

Lemon Roasted Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I used fresh lemons for the marinade. Those are best, but I know, some times you just can’t find them. So reach for the bottled stuff if you have to. You’ll need about 12 tablespoons worth.

You can also make this lemon roasted chicken recipe on your Char-Broil Big Easy using split chicken breasts, legs, wings, or whatever you chicken pieces you have. A whole chicken is a little more challenging to marinate so feel free to use smaller pieces. I used a big, deep resealable container, but you can also use a super-big Zip-Loc baggie if you decide to go big.

Also try my Colombian-style roasted chicken.

Lemon Roasted Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4-6 pound whole chicken
  • 6 lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a large resealable bag or container. Put the chicken legs in a large resealable bag, squeeze in the juice of the lemons and throw in the rinds as well. Add the olive oil, garlic and some salt and pepper, seal the bag and toss around. Place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.
  • In a medium bowl, juice the lemons (save the rinds), olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Add to the chicken along with the reserved lemon rinds.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for 1-6 hours, turning or shaking every hour.
  • Fire up your Big Easy and get it up to temperature.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade. Shake off the excess and transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook until the chicken reaches at least 165 F as tested in several locations. Use 20 minutes/pound as your starting point.
  • Remove the basked from the Big Easy. Let rest 10 minutes then remove the chicken and slice as desired.

Sweet Black Pepper Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Oh let me at it! Delicious, tender, juicy chicken, packed with peppery goodness and a hint of sweetness. Sweet black pepper chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy proves what I’ve said time and time again. Nothing cooks chicken like the Big Easy. Add a little marinade like this sweet black pepper anytime sauce from Stubb’s and you’ve got tremendously flavorful chicken.
Sweet Black Pepper Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyNine times out of ten I use split chicken breasts when cooking chicken on the Big Easy. They don’t ever dry out, a problem you can run into with boneless chicken breasts. So any time I see them on sale I pick up a few family packs and get to cooking. I love to have them on hand. They make for an easy dinner salad: just chop up the roasted chicken and top some greens with it. Dinner. Done!

Also try my lemon pepper chicken.

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Sweet Black Pepper Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 165 F as checked in several places.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Lemon Pepper Corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Chicken is my favorite thing to cook on my Big Easy. Corn-on-the-cob is my second most favorite. You can season it a million ways and no matter what, it always comes out sweet and tasty. Like this lemon pepper corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy. This is why the arrival of sweet corn season is such a happy time for me.
Lemon Pepper Corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You cannot screw up lemon pepper corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Well, you could if you let it overcook, I guess. But, it’s pretty unforgiving. If you’re not sure that it’s quite done, just life up a piece and poke a kernel with a toothpick. If the toothpick inserts with just a little resistance and the kernel ‘pops’, you’re good-to-go.

Corn-on-the-cob on the Big Easy is also great with lime pepper seasoning. As good as my garlic Old Bay corn!

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Lemon Pepper Corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Lemon pepper corn on the Char-Broil Big Easy is why the arrival of sweet corn season is such a happy time for me.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn-on-the-cob husks and silks removed, cut in half
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper more or less, to taste

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Brush corn with the butter. Sprinkle with the lemon pepper.
  • Place corn into the Big Easy basket. You'll need a Bunk Bed basket to cook all of the corn at once.
  • Cook in the Big Easy for 20-25 minutes or until the corn is tender.

Notes

You'll need a Bunk Bed basket or two to cook more corn at once on your Big Easy.

Easy Creole Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I make it a point to peruse the marinade section of my local grocery store on a regular basis. One of my favorite things to make is marinated roasted chicken breasts. Sliced and served on a bed of greens, I get a healthy dinner salad that is packed with flavor. This easy Creole chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy has a light spicy flavor that didn’t overwhelm my salad.

And as always, cooking chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy is of course, easy. I used Tony Chachere’s chicken marinade, which is a combination of Italian dressing and Cajun seasonings. The chicken came out tender and moist, just like I wanted. Perfect.
Easy Creole Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

When using any kind of marinade you need to make sure it doesn’t have a high sugar content. The Big Easy cooks at a pretty high temperature and sugary marinades may burn long before whatever you are cooking gets done so steer clear of them.

Also try my Cajun Creole chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

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Easy Creole Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course American
Cuisine Main
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 165 F as checked in several places.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Beer n’ Butter Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Ahhhhhh. Yummy. Tender, juicy, flavorful beer n’ butter turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy proves again that there is no better cooker when it comes to poultry. No fussing with an oven, no messes in the kitchen. Just easy and fantastic. Every single time. The injection for this turkey is incredible. I would definitely call it my ‘go-to’ for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any time I want to wow my guests with a great meal.
Beer n' Butter Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I wouldn’t change a thing about this beer n’ butter turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy. This recipe needs no modifications, nothing. Make it as-is and you’ll be happy with every turkey you ever make.

If you’ve never injected a turkey, don’t be intimidated by the process. To ensure success, take your time, be patient and definitely use a quality injector. I use one similar to the Grill Beast. It is heavy-duty, made of metal. Not plastic. It has several injection needles, which is a definite must. Just load it up with the liquid and slowly inject into the turkey. And pull the needle back out SLOWLY. Or else you’ll have an injection explosion. Trust me on this. Walls, cabinets, you name it. You pull that needle out quickly and stuff is gonna fly. You’ll get the hang of it.

Also try my buttermilk-marinated turkey on the Big Easy.

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Beer n' Butter Turkey on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 1 turkey
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 turkey
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 1/2 can beer
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Place turkey on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a small sauce pan combine all remaining ingredients over medium heat. Stir until the salt has dissolved.
  • Working in batches, inject the mixture into the turkey. Make sure to get even coverage.
  • Transfer the turkey to your Big Easy basket and place into the hot cooker.
  • Cook for 10 minutes per pound or until the turkey reaches 165 F as measured in several locations. Cook time will depend on the size of the turkey.
  • Remove the turkey from the Big Easy and the basket and let rest 15 minutes before carving.

Honey-Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This honey-glazed ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy is my go-to approach for making pre-cooked hams, just like I have many times before. You’re not really cooking the ham, you’re just heating it and adding more flavor by adding a glaze. You can use the glaze that comes with your ham (if it includes one) but I prefer to make my own, being able to make it more for my tastes. Plus, that bag of frozen glaze kind of …. scares me.

This ham could not get any easier. It’s why I load up on those cheap spiral hams whenever I can. We can get a number of meals out of a single ham, from sandwiches to omeletes.
Honey-Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I used a smoked spiral-sliced ham for my honey-glazed ham. You can also use a whole ham, sliced or not. But you must use one that is pre-cooked. If it’s not sliced you’ll want to score it first with a knife so that the glaze adheres to the ham. If you don’t it will just roll right on off into the bottom of the foil pouch and just sit there doing nothing, not adding flavor or anything to your ham.

Also try my southern glazed honey ham on the Big Easy.

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Honey-Glazed Ham on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The Better Basket makes getting the ham in and out much easier.
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 ham
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6-8 pound bone-in spiral sliced cooked ham

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the ham from the packaging and place on a large piece of foil. Place it like you would in the Big Easy basket. Larger hams will have to be stood on edge.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour or brush HALF of the glaze over the ham, getting some of the glaze in between the ham slices. Keep the remaining glaze warm over low heat.
  • Seal tightly in the foil, leaving the seam at the top. Transfer to the Big Easy and cook (heat) for approximately 10 minutes per pound or until the ham reaches 145 F as tested in several places.
  • Remove the basket from the Big Easy. Carefully remove the ham to a cutting board and brush with the remaining glaze. Cover with foil and let rest at least 15 minutes before slicing.

Nuclear Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I made a big ole batch of crazy-hot chicken wings the other day. I used Alliger’s Nuclear Chicken wing sauce. Heck yeah they were spicy. But it got me to thinking… I love chicken cooked on my Char-Broil Big Easy. I bet that using the wing sauce as a marinade for chicken would turn out fantastic. And I was right. It did.
Nuclear Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyNuclear chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy is everything you imagine. As with any poultry cooked on the Big Easy, the chicken is juicy and tender. The wing sauce adds a fantastic kick to the chicken. I honestly didn’t find it too hot at all. Now you get the heat, don’t get me wrong. But I found it quite pleasant and best of all, it had great flavor. I see no point in adding spiciness if you don’t still get great flavor. Alliger’s Nuclear wing sauce does that and then some.

Also try my Big Easy spicy roasted chicken legs.

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Nuclear Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add wing sauce to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 165 F as checked in several places.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Yard Bird Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Yard Bird wings are always my go-to way of cooking wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy. And believe me, I cook (and yes, eat) a lot of chicken wings. You can’t find an easier way to make a tasty quick lunch or appetizer. Wings are like a canvas. You can paint them with whatever flavors you want, from easy bottled to fru-fru homemade.
Yard Bird Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Keep in mind that you aren’t deep-frying wings. They don’t have a batter, and you’ll use very, very little oil. What you do get are just a tad crunchy, perfectly cooked, moist, tasty wings that you will not be able to stop eating. Yard Bird wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy are the way to go. They cook the same amount of time, every time with no fuss and no mess.

Oh, that reminds me. If you are using a refrigerated wing sauce, set it out on the counter when you start cooking the wings. You want the sauce to come to room temperature (or close to it) first. You do not want to douse hot wings with a cold sauce.

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I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

Yard Bird Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken wings
  • vegetable oil
  • Your favorite wing seasoning
  • Your favorite wing sauce

Instructions

  • Place the wings in a bowl. Add just a splash of oil and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle the wings with seasoning and toss to coat. Let rest 30 minutes.
  • Fire up your Big Easy. Once it's hot, add the wings to the Big Easy. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until done.
  • Remove and toss with your favorite sauce.

Texas Sriracha Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’m a big fan of all the marinades and anytime sauces from Stubb’s. I can’t say I have a favorite because I love them all. The Texas Sriracha sauce is packed with a little spiciness, making it perfect for marinating chicken before cooking it on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Although I’ve used the sauce for making wings, this time I opted for split chicken breasts instead. The end result is lightly spicy, very flavorful and downright pretty to boot.
Texas Sriracha Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
You sometimes need to be careful in choosing your marinade. You don’t want one that is loaded with sugar (real or not). The Big Easy cooks at a pretty high temperature. Sugary marinades will burn long before whatever you are cooking is done.

You won’t have that problem with the Texas Sriracha sauce from Stubb’s. You get a nice perfectly crunchy skin (you are of course welcome to cook your chicken without the skin), and perfectly tender, juicy tasty meat.

Also try my amazingly good Chik’N Lik’N chicken on the Big Easy.

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Texas Sriracha Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 165 F as checked in several places.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

If you have a family member (or heck, if it’s you!) that loves dark meat, I highly recommend making roasted turkey wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy. They take no time at all and come out crispy and delicious. There’s no special preparation required. Just a little oil and salt and pepper. Sure, you can substitute your favorite poultry rub for the salt and pepper if you want but don’t use anything with sugar in it. The high heat of the Big Easy may cause the sugar to burn.
Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big EasyYou can often find turkey wings on sale right before or after Thanksgiving. I grab as many as I can and roast them up for making turkey broth. The broth makes for the absolutely best turkey gravy you can imagine. Seriously, I make it by the gallon.

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Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: Depending on the size, you can fit 3-4 turkey wings in the Big Easy at once. Add a Bunk Bed basket to double that amount.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 wings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6 turkey wings defrosted if frozen
  • Vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper or substitute your favorite turkey seasoning, such as Todd's Dirt

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly brush the wings with oil. I found it easier to just pour the oil on my hands and then rub them on the wings.
  • Season well. Don't be shy.
  • Add wings to the Big Easy basket and transfer to the cooker. Cook for approximately 10 minutes/pound or until wings are at least 165 F.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving.