Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’ve been using seasonings from Dizzy Pig for years. Everything they make is packed with flavor and is of the highest quality. Dizzy Pig has a wide variety of spice mixes available, like this Raging River seasoning that is absolutely perfect on a chicken roasted in the Char-Broil Big Easy. I made a beer-can version, but you can skip that step and just season the chicken and cook it as-is in the Big Easy. Either way, you get a great maple-infused herby flavor with just a slight spicy kick that is out-of-this-world great.

Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyRaging River chicken tastes (and looks!) fantastic! The skin is crispy and, well, addicting. Very addicting. Dangerously addicting. So is my rotisserie-style chicken, also made on the Big Easy, which you should also try. It’s amazing how great poultry on the Big Easy is, with just a few store-bought ingredients.

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Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I use the Char-Broil folding chicken roaster to hold the beer or soda cans securely. If the beer you're using is only available in a bottle, just empty the contents into an empty beer or soda can.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil.
  • Generously sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning.
  • If opting to make beer can chicken open the can and drain (er... drink) about 1/4th of the beer. Add a heaping teaspoon of seasoning to the beer. Insert beer can into the bottom of the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can (if using) and carving.

Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’m a big fan of making beer can chicken. Weber has a seasoning that hits the spot with the perfect combination of spices. It’s perfect for making beer-can seasoned chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Nothing could be easier. I will warn you, though, the crispy skin comes out absolutely delicious. The advantage of being the person cooking the chicken is that you get first dibs on it and the rest of the chicken.

The seasoning is so good you can leave out the beer can. The Big Easy cooks up chicken so moist and tender you won’t notice it’s not there, and the Weber seasoning packs such great flavor you’ll be as happy as if you did use the beer.
Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyIf you do decide to also add a beer can don’t use a strongly-flavored beer or it might drown out the great seasonings. And of course, you’re not required to use beer in a beer-can chicken. Many sodas and even wine work just as well.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!

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Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly coat the outside of the chicken with oil.
  • Sprinkle seasoning liberally all over the chicken, inside and out.
  • Place chicken into your Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes per pound until the chicken reaches 165 F as measured in several places.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before carving.

Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’m a big fan of making beer-can chicken. I end up with tender, moist flavor-packed chicken every time. That’s why I was so intrigued with the idea of making beer-can cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Just like with chicken, the cabbage came out tender and tasty. Absolutely perfect, chopped and mounded on top of a pulled pork sandwich.Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big EasyI used a head of purple cabbage to make my beer-can cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy. You want to make sure you get one that is big enough to hold a beer can. The can doesn’t have to fit entirely inside of the cabbage, but you want it to go at least three inches. The hardest part of making beer-can cabbage is definitely the process of hollowing out the center of the cabbage. You don’t want to hollow out too much, so be careful.

Of course, the stronger the beer, the stronger the beer flavor will be in the cooked cabbage. I used a very light American beer. Since I was using the cabbage on a pulled pork sandwich I didn’t want something overwhelming.

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Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll want to use a beer can chicken holder from Char-Broil to help keep the cabbage from falling over.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 1 cabbage
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 head purple or green cabbage
  • 1 can beer
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Cut out the core of the cabbage.
  • Open beer. Drink half and then place the can in the holder, if using.
  • Using a spoon, carve out enough of the center of the cabbage so that the beer can (and holder) fit at least halfway inside the cabbage
  • Insert the beer can.
  • Rub the outside of the cabbage with a little bit of oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to the Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook for 1 hour or until tender. (Test by carefully inserting a skewer).
  • Carefully remove the basket from the Big Easy. You don't want to spill the hot beer on yourself.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before removing the cabbage to chop or slice as desired.