Daddy’s BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’m not one to rename other folk’s recipes, so when I came across Daddy’s BBQ chicken I couldn’t call it something else even though it’s not my daddy’s BBQ chicken. If it was though, I’d say “Dad, that’s amazingly great chicken!”. Like any other poultry made on the Char-Broil Big Easy it’s tender, juicy and of course, there’s crispy crazy yummy skin. The marinade is the perfect combination of Worcestershire sauce and steak sauce with just a hint of citrus.
Daddy's BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyI would make Daddy’s BBQ chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy again. And again. People might look at it first and expect a fairly simple chicken but that’s not what they’ll get. Packed with flavor it’s a nice change from your standard roasted chicken or chicken that has been covered in a traditional BBQ sauce.

I’m a big fan of BBQ-style chicken on the Big Easy. Also check out my peach BBQ and white barbecue recipes.

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Daddy's BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Depending on the side of your chicken breasts you might need a Bunk Bed basket to fit all of the chicken into your Big Easy.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 split bone-in chicken breasts skin removed if desired
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup A-1 steak sauce
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter melted
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a large resealable bag or container.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, Worcestershire, steak sauce and butter.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours, turning the chicken every 30 minutes.
  • When ready to cook, fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess.
  • Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and transfer to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook until the chicken measures 165 F as measured in several places, generally 20 minutes per pound.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Italian Ranch BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I made some fantastic flashback old school BBQ chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy the other day. It put me in the mood for more BBQ chicken, so I up and made this fantastic Italian Ranch BBQ chicken. It’s like my old school BBQ chicken kicked up big time. You still get that great BBQ sauce flavor, but as a bonus, you get ultra-tender juicy chicken that has marinated in Italian and Ranch dressings. My goodness, it was good!
Italian Ranch BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyThe original recipe for Italian Ranch BBQ chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy called for marinating the chicken in the BBQ sauce and the dressings. I was using a BBQ sauce made with molasses. I knew that if it spent a long time over high heat it would start to burn. So, I marinated the chicken overnight in the dressings and then placed it into the Big Easy until almost done. That’s when I brushed the chicken with the BBQ sauce. And it was good.

Also try my southwest chicken on the Big Easy.

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Italian Ranch BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You'll need a Big Easy Bunk Bed basket to be able to double this recipe.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large split chicken breasts skin removed
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 3/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce divided

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into resealable container or baggie.
  • Whisk together the Italian dressing, Ranch dressing, and 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce.
  • Add the marinade to the container. Seal and shake gently to coat. Let marinate overnight.
  • Fire up your Char-Broil Big Easy.
  • Shake off any excess marinade and add the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook until chicken is done or just shy of done, 10-15 minutes per pound.
  • Brush remaining BBQ sauce onto chicken and if desired, return to the Big Easy for 5 minutes to 'set' the sauce.

Old School BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I’ve been wanting to make this old school BBQ chicken on my Char-Broil Big Easy for some time now. I flashed back to the mid-1970s, to my earliest memory of a cookout, and chicken. Chicken legs, then. Grilled and sauced with off-the-shelf Kraft BBQ sauce. That’s it. Done. Well, this is my take on the classic I remember from 40 years ago. I used split chicken breasts because that’s what we prefer, but any cut of chicken would work just fine. Just chicken and BBQ sauce. Summer.
Old School BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big EasyI didn’t do anything fancy to this old school BBQ chicken. A little oil, salt and pepper and that’s it. No brine, no fru-fru spices. Just simple flavors. With your Big Easy (and specially if you add a Bunk Bed basket) you can cook up a big batch of chicken ahead of time for a picnic or family get-together.

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Old School BBQ Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • Chicken I used split chicken breasts, but any cuts or even a whole chicken will do
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Store-bought BBQ sauce I used Kraft Original

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Very lightly oil the chicken. Just a splash and rub it around the chicken.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken and place in the Big Easy basket.
  • Place the basket into the Big Easy and cook until done. For my split breasts cook time was about 30 minutes.
  • Brush the chicken with the BBQ sauce and return to the Big Easy for a few minutes to 'set' the sauce.
  • Remove and rest for 5 minutes before devouring.