Chiavetta’s Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

I’ve been reading about Chiavetta’s BBQ marinade on various online forums for a while now. It’s out of Buffalo, NY, which sadly means that it’s not in our local grocery store. But, of course you can order it online, which I did. I got a big ole jug of Chiavetta’s and quickly got busy marinating a few split chicken breasts. My Chiavetta’s chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy had a wonderful garlicky, vinegary flavor with wonderfully crunchy skin.

Chiavettas Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Chiavetta’s is quite vinegary. I love that because I’ve always been a fan of vinegary things like eastern North Carolina BBQ sauces or Buffalo wing sauce. If you’re not as big a fan of vinegar as I am, you’ll still love Chiavetta’s. Just shorten the time the chicken spends marinating.

The bunk bed basket lets you double the amount of cooking space you have on your Big Easy. And it’s easy to take in and out of the cooker too!

I’m a big fan of store-bought marinated chicken like this Chiavetta’s chicken cooked on the Big Easy. Also try my Fowl Play, Sesame Ginger or Fireman’s Field Day chicken. They’re as easy and as tasty as it gets.

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Chiavetta's Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Chiavetta’s Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Roasted on the Char-Broil Big Easy, the chicken had a wonderful garlicky, vinegary flavor with wonderfully crunchy skin.
Course American
Cuisine Main
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Mike



  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for 1-4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes per pound or until it reaches 165 F as checked in several places.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 258kcal | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 836mg | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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