Stubb’s Chicken Rub Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I use a lot of products from Stubb’s, from sauces to marinades. I’ve been very happy with them all. That’s why I decided to use some of Stubb’s chicken rub on a whole chicken and drop it into my (awesome) cooker, the Char-Broil Big Easy. As always, the Big Easy was easy, cooking the bird in 15 minutes per pound.The Stubb’s seasoning added a little sweetness, and a kinda different flavor, mustard. I’ve rubbed beef in mustard before but never added mustard flavor to chicken. It was fantastic!
stubbs-chicken-rub-chicken-on-the-char-broil-big-easyI did make my chicken a beer can chicken by adding a bit more Stubb’s chicken rub to a can of beer that I then inserted into the chicken. You can skip that part if you wish, or use an empty soda can with chicken broth added. There’s no wrong here because the Big Easy cooks chicken right every time. And boy, does the skin comes out crispy and dangerously delicious to say nothing of how tender and moist the meat is, dark or white!

Stubb’s also makes a chicken and citrus marinade that is also great on chicken cooked in the Big Easy.

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Stubb's Chicken Rub Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 chicken
 
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.
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  1. Fire up your Big Easy.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  3. Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil.
  4. Generously sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning.
  5. 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.
  6. Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  8. Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can (if using) and carving.

Texas Sriracha Wings

Stubb’s recently came out with a line of marinades and what they call anytime sauces. Our local grocery store had them all on sale, so I grabbed two or three bottles of each and headed on home with thoughts of the many things I was going to use them in. First up? Wings of course, so I grabbed a bottle of Stubb’s Texas Sriracha anytime sauce and went to work.

I cooked up a batch of wings (that I had first dusted with my Fire-Eater rub) on my charcoal grill using the Vortex insert. I then tossed the wings with a generous pour of Texas Sriracha sauce and proceeded to absolutely devour them. My goodness me oh my, Stubb’s Texas Sriracha sauce is goooood! It’s like the Rooster sauce (er, Sriracha) we all love, but with fantastic southwestern spices and flavors thrown in. I could drink it straight out of the bottle.
Texas Sriracha WingsThe heat from the sauce isn’t overpowering. Great flavor and a bit of a kick. It’s what I’d call the perfect bottled sauce, and absolutely the best thing for wings (or grilled chicken, or steak for that matter). It makes for the perfect (kicked up) substitute for the ‘normal’ Sriracha sauce you already use.

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.

Texas Sriracha Wings
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 4-8 servings
 
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  1. Place the wings into a resealable bag or container.
  2. Add wing rub and the oil.
  3. Seal and shake well to coat.
  4. Let wings marinade for 1-3 hours.
  5. Cook wings as desired. Click here for our guide on cooking wings in a grill, smoker, deep fryer, oven, or a Char-Broil Big Easy.
  6. Transfer cooked wings to a bowl and drizzle with Texas Sriracha sauce.
  7. Toss gently to coat.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Stubb’s Marinades and Anytime Sauces

Our local grocery store recently had the new marinades and anytime sauces from Stubb’s BBQ on sale. Now, I usually make my own marinades and sauces, but the bottles caught my eye. I took a glance and liked what I saw: chunky natural ingredients in flavors that sounded bold. I like bold flavors. So I bought a few bottles of each one that they had: chicken, beef and pork marinades, and green chile, sweet black pepper, and Texas Sriracha sauces. I did not get the injectable marinades, and sadly, our store did not have the Texas Steakhouse marinade (I’ll keep looking for it, though.It sounds great: a combination of ancho chiles, garlic, and onion).

Stubb's Marinades and Anytime SaucesMy experience with Stubb’s marinades and anytime sauces has been really, really positive. I loved every bottle, although I loved the Texas Sriracha and beef marinades the most. I will definitely always keep a few bottles on hand since they all make for quick-and-easy marinades for dinner. The Texas Sriracha is also a great substitute for your ‘usual’ Sriracha sauce.

Although Stubb’s has divided them into marinades and sauces, I feel they can all be used as either marinades or sauces. When marinating I generally let whatever I’m marinating ‘get happy’ for at least 3 hours, turning every hour or so to make sure every inch gets the full flavor. The sauces can be used as-is, just drizzle over your favorite dishes. Any of the flavors would also be great for dipping chicken nuggets, deep fried shrimp, you name it.

Here are just a few of the things I made. I started by using the Texas Sriracha on grilled wings. Man, the Texas Sriracha is gooooood! Nice little kick with southwestern spice. Definitely great. Outstanding!

Texas Sriracha WingsI used the pork marinade on grilled pork tenderloins. Nothing fancy, but mighty tasty, with a blend of chile peppers, lime and ginger. The pork marinade would also be great on chicken.

The chicken marinade was used on butterflied chicken breasts that I then grilled and served on buns as great sandwiches. The chicken marinade has a blend of citrus, onion and garlic and would also be great on pork.

The beef marinade was fantastic on thinly-sliced beef, which I cooked along with chicken that was marinated in the chicken marinade in a great grilled stir-fry dinner. Yum! The beef marinade has a great mix of soy, red pepper and garlic. It’s great on beef, and is outstanding on a steak, which I also made.

Stubb's Marinades and Anytime Sauces-1I used the sweet black pepper sauce to marinate thinly-sliced ribeye steak, which I grilled and used for a quick steak-and-cheese sandwich, which had a nice peppery flavor, with a bit of sweetness. I added pepperjack cheese to offset the sweetness just a bit.

The green chile sauce was surprisingly good. It definitely has a spicy kick to it, with a hint of lime. I poured it over soft tacos, and man, was it ever mighty tasty good. It’d be great as a marinade too, but boy, it was sure fantastic as a sauce and would make any Tex-Mex dish really pop.

And my favorite? Texas Sriracha loaded grilled cheesesteak sandwiches. I marinated thinly-sliced ribeye (again!) for 3 hours, then fired up my grill with the griddle inserted. I grilled some sweet onion and bell pepper, then added the marinated beef. Once the beef was done I topped it with mozzarella, then it was onto Hoagie rolls for a delicious meal!

Stubb's Marinades and Anytime Sauces-2So if you run across some Stubb’s marinades or sauces in your grocery store, grab some. You won’t regret it. And grab some of Stubb’s BBQ sauces too. They’re great as-is, or as a base for making your own homemade BBQ sauce.

Stubb’s marinades and anytime sauces rate highly on the ‘Mater Rater.

'Mater Rater Product Score 5-5-5-5