Louisiana Crispy Fried Chicken using the Vortex
I prefer to cook 'fried' chicken on a 22" grill using the Vortex. You can cook them on an 18" grill too, but sometimes the edges nearest the Vortex get a little over-cooked.
Fire up your Vortex, filling it all the way with charcoal. Let the coals get good and hot, keeping both the top and bottom grill vents wide open.
Rinse the chicken pieces and pat dry.
Working in batches, place a little of the fry batter into a resealable bag or container and add a few pieces of chicken. Seal and toss gently to coat.
Transfer chicken to the grill around the Vortex.
Cook for 45 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 F as measured in several locations. I have not found it necessary to rotate the grill lid, but if you want to, rotate it 45 degrees every 15 minutes.