Apple Juice Brined Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This is how chicken is meant to be. Apple juice brined chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy is everything you could hope for. Sure, it’s packed with flavor. But it’s much more than tasty. It’s incredibly tender and juicy. You’ll actually gasp with your first bite. How can it be so good?

If you follow this blog you know that I make a LOT of chicken on my Big Easy, and I do mean a lot. It is always great but this here is a step beyond great.
Apple Juice Brined Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The soy sauce and garlic add just the right hint of Asian flavors to this apple juice brined chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. The brine takes care of everything else, keeping the meat perfect. I ended up cooking 12 split chicken breasts (in batches) that were marinaded in this brine. The chicken is not just good as-is, but it also makes for fantastic chicken salad.

Also give my apple ale beer can chicken on the Big Easy a try!

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Apple Juice Brined Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Apple juice brined chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy is everything you could hope for, from a hint of Asian flavors to incredible juicy, tender meat.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces chicken
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a large baggie or resealable container.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients and add to the chicken. Seal and shake to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  • Fire up your Big Easy. Remove the chicken from the marinade and transfer to the Big Easy basket. Depending on the size of the chicken, you may have to cook them in batches or use a Big Easy bunk bed basket.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes per pound, or until the chicken reaches 165 F as measured in several places.

Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Not long ago I made the Country Roast chicken that you can get at Famous Dave’s BBQ. I made my own marinade and seasoning and in no time I was enjoying a really great meal. Famous Dave’s now sells their chicken seasoning in stores, so I figured I’d give that a try. No marinade needed, no making my own rub. Just lightly oil the chicken, sprinkle with the seasoning. Country roast chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy is absolutely divine!

The flavor is so great. The skin so crispy. And the meat was oh-so tender and juicy. It does not get any easier or better tasting.
Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyI almost always use split bone-in chicken breasts when I cook country roast chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy. You can use any cuts you want, of course. I prefer the flavor of split chicken breasts. They’re most flavorful than boneless chicken breasts and I don’t have to worry about them drying out.

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Country Roast Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need a Bunk Bed basket to cook all 4 chicken breasts at once.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with the oil.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over the chicken. Don't be too shy with it.
  • 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.

Chik’N-Lik’N Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Man oh man, this Chik’N-Lik’N chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy was good. Not sorta kinda good, either. Give-me-another-piece good. I was blown away by how much I loved the sauce. Perfect Texas flavors without being overwhelming. Not spicy, just darned good. And the absolute perfect consistency for brushing on anything grilled or roasted.
Chik'N-Lik'N Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyYou need to make Chik’N-Lik’N chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. It’s amazingly good. I didn’t go heavy on the sauce. I wanted the flavor, and I got some. But I didn’t want to bury that great roast chicken flavor you get from the Char-Broil Big Easy. And I didn’t. Every bite was perfect. I’d can’t wait to use this sauce again, and not just on chicken.

Also try my Chik’N-Lik’N chicken wings. Man, are they ever great!

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Chik'N-Lik'N Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy™

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in split chicken breasts or whatever cuts you prefer
  • Vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chik'N-Lik'N BBQ Sauce

Instructions

  • Lightly rub or brush the chicken with a light coating of oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 160 F as checked in several places.
  • Lift basket and brush the chicken with the sauce using a long nylon brush. Return to the cooker and cook another 5-10 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 165 F and the sauce is set.
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