Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I don’t have to have my arm twisted to make and eat crab legs. Ever. I love them. So whenever wild-caught Alaskan king crab is on sale, I grab some legs and claws. Anita’s not such a big fan of crab (well, she is a fan of the crab meat, it’s the sight of the crab appendages that doesn’t appeal to her), so I saved these crab legs made on the Char-Broil Big Easy for my own mid-week lunch.
Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big EasyYou can’t find something easier and more delicious. The crab legs from the grocery store were pre-cooked, but frozen, so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Cook time on the Big Easy was almost nothing. In no time I was enjoying fabulous roasted crab legs. You can use this same approach with snow crab legs, but expect a much quicker cooking time.

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Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Author Mike


  • Crab legs and claws cooked (if frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge first). I used Alaskan King Crab. You can use snow crab too, but you might want to shorten the cooking time.
  • Olive oil
  • Lemons some juiced, some halved
  • Clarified butter for serving


  • Note: If your legs are too long to fit in the Big Easy basket, just take a sharp knife and split them.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Squeeze a little lemon juice into some olive oil and brush the legs and claws.
  • Place legs and claws in the Big Easy basket along with the remaining lemons (halved first).
  • Place basket in the Big Easy and cook for 6 minutes. Larger legs or more legs might take longer. I pulled a small leg out after 6 minutes for a quick test and found it to be perfect.
  • Serve hot with the roasted lemons and clarified butter for dipping.