Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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 using seasonings from Dizzy Pig for years. Dizzy Pig has a wide variety of spice mixes available. Raging River seasoning is perfect on a chicken roasted in the Char-Broil Big Easy. I made a beer-can version, but you can skip that step and just season the chicken and cook it as-is in the Big Easy. Every bite is has great maple-infused herby flavor. And just a slight spicy kick that is out-of-this-world great.

Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Raging River chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy tastes (and looks!) fantastic! The skin is crispy and, well, addicting. Very addicting. Dangerously addicting. So is my rotisserie-style chicken, also made on the Big Easy, which you should also try. It’s amazing how great poultry on the Big Easy is, with just a few store-bought ingredients. And nothing could be easier to make, either.

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Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Raging River Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Raging River chicken tastes (and looks!) fantastic! The skin is crispy and, well, addicting. Very addicting. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 155kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil.
  • Generously sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning.
  • 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.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can (if using) and carving.

Notes

I use the Char-Broil folding chicken roaster Raging River chicken tastes (and looks!) fantastic! The skin is crispy and, well, addicting. Very addicting. 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 98mg | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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’m a big fan of making beer can chicken. Weber has a beer can seasoning that hits the spot with the perfect combination of spices. It’s perfect for making beer-can seasoned chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Nothing could be easier. I will warn you, though, the crispy skin comes out absolutely delicious. The advantage of being the person cooking the chicken is that you get first dibs on it and the rest of the chicken.

Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Oh, So Good!

The seasoning is so good you can leave out the beer can. Beer-can seasoned chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy is so darned good! The Big Easy cooks up chicken so moist and tender you won’t notice it’s not there, and the Weber seasoning packs such great flavor you’ll be as happy as if you did use the beer.
If you do decide to also add a beer can don’t use a strongly-flavored beer or it might drown out the great seasonings. And of course, you’re not required to use beer in a beer-can chicken. Many sodas and even wine work just as well.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!

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Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Beer-Can Seasoned Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The seasoning is so good you can leave out the beer can. The Big Easy cooks up chicken so moist and tender you won’t notice it’s not there, and the Weber seasoning packs such great flavor you’ll be as happy as if you did use the beer.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 2kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly coat the outside of the chicken with oil.
  • Sprinkle seasoning liberally all over the chicken, inside and out.
  • Place chicken into your Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes per pound until the chicken reaches 165 F as measured in several places.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before carving.

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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’m a big fan of making beer-can chicken. I end up with tender, moist flavor-packed chicken every time. That’s why I was so intrigued with the idea of making beer-can cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Just like with chicken, the cabbage came out tender and tasty. Absolutely perfect, chopped and mounded on top of a pulled pork sandwich.

Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Amaze Your Friends. And Yourself.

I used a head of purple cabbage to make my beer-can cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy. You want to make sure you get one that is big enough to hold a beer can. The can doesn’t have to fit entirely inside of the cabbage, but you want it to go at least three inches. The hardest part of making beer-can cabbage is definitely the process of hollowing out the center of the cabbage. You don’t want to hollow out too much, so be careful.

Choosing Your Beer

Of course, the stronger the beer, the stronger the beer flavor will be in the cooked cabbage. I used a very light American beer. Since I was using the cabbage on a pulled pork sandwich I didn’t want something overwhelming.

Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Beer-Can Cabbage on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Absolutely perfect, chopped and mounded on top of a pulled pork sandwich.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, cabbage, Char-Broil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 1 cabbage
Calories 380kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Cut out the core of the cabbage.
  • Open beer. Drink half and then place the can in the holder, if using.
  • Using a spoon, carve out enough of the center of the cabbage so that the beer can (and holder) fit at least halfway inside the cabbage
  • Insert the beer can.
  • Rub the outside of the cabbage with a little bit of oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to the Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook for 1 hour or until tender. (Test by carefully inserting a skewer).
  • Carefully remove the basket from the Big Easy. You don’t want to spill the hot beer on yourself.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before removing the cabbage to chop or slice as desired.

Notes

You’ll want to use a beer can chicken holder from Char-Broil to help keep the cabbage from falling over.

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 1640mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 332mg | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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.

It’s impossible to get tired of roasted chicken. Though sometimes I do like to mix it up a bit and make beer can chicken. It’s just as easy as not-beer-can-chicken, and comes out packed with flavor and is so moist and tender…. yum! For my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy I used a great honey brown ale and a slightly herby seasoning that paired perfectly with the beer. The chicken smelled so great while it was cooking that I just sat next to the Big Easy, inhaling the wonderful aromas.

Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Yep, most food blogs take pictures of their beer can chickens from the front, also known as the ‘money shot’. Me, nope. I went for the flip side of my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

Also, look at at that great color! And yes, the skin is crispy. Even if you’re trying to avoid fat, I double-dog dare you to not at least try a piece of the skin. For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!

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Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Honey Brown Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

For my honey brown beer can chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy I used a great honey brown ale and a slightly herby seasoning that paired perfectly with the beer. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 81kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with oil.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients except for the beer. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken.
  • Add reserved spice mixture to the beer and insert into the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can and carving.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2480mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1946IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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.

You can take a big ole chicken, season it, and drop it into a Char-Broil Big Easy and in no time (15-20 minutes per pound, usually), have a fantastically tender, juicy, flavorful bird. And I cook chicken in my Big Easy just like that, and often. This time, though, I decided to go the beer can route, using a flavor-packed apple ale to infuse even more flavor and moisture into the chicken. The end result of this Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy was delightful with a hint of apple and as always, the crispiest skin you’ve ever had.

Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Beer. Or Not Beer.

If you’re not a beer person, you can substitute a good apple cider or juice instead. If it doesn’t come in a can just drink up a can of your favorite drink and pour the beer or cider or whatever into the empty can. But, beer makes a difference in this Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy.

It’s Hot!

Be careful when you remove the chicken from the Big Easy. The beer is hot (mighty hot!) and you don’t want to slosh it onto yourself. And make sure you’re also careful when you go to remove the can. Same story: hot.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure! My apple juice brined chicken on the Big Easy is also crazy good.

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Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Apple Ale Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I cook chicken in my Big Easy very often. This time I decided to go the beer can route, using a flavor-packed apple ale to infuse even more flavor and moisture into the chicken. The end result was delightful with a hint of apple and as always, the crispiest skin you’ve ever had.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 120kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and brush onto the chicken.
  • Combine the taragon, salt and pepper. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken.
  • Add reserved spice mixture to the beer (take a few drinks first to make room) and insert into the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can and carving.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2473mg | Potassium: 943mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1286IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 10mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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

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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.

The Big Easy cooked the bird in 15 minutes per pound. The Stubb’s seasoning added a little sweetness. It also added a mild mustard flavor. 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 Easy

I 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 with Stubb’s chicken rub chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy because the oil-less fryer cooks chicken right every time. The skin always 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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Stubb’s Chicken Rub Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The Stubb’s seasoning adds a little sweetness. It also adds a mild mustard flavor. I’ve rubbed beef in mustard before but never added mustard flavor to chicken. It was fantastic!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 1638kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil.
  • Generously sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning.
  • 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.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can (if using) and carving.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 1638kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 142g | Fat: 115g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 1440mg | Vitamin A: 1066IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Montreal Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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.

Mmmmmm. Tasty, moist, tender chicken. Montreal seasoning combines many of my favorite things: garlic, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dill seed, and salt. I made my Montreal chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy since it makes perfect chicken every single time. In fact, I cooked 6 chickens on one of my Big Easy’s just the other day.

Montreal Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

It’s optional, but I went the beer can route with my Montreal chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. It’s not any harder to do on the Big Easy than ‘regular’ chicken. Just add a bit of seasoning to an open beer can, insert, and cook. That’s it. The Big Easy cooks chicken just great without the beer can, believe me, but it does add a little coolness factor and flavor.

If you’re not a fan of beer, don’t fret. Soda works just as well. For Montreal chicken, I’d lean towards something like root beer or maybe a ginger ale.

Also try my Italian Ranch BBQ chicken on the Big Easy.

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Montreal Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Montreal Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Mmmmmm. Tasty, moist, tender chicken. Montreal seasoning combines many of my favorite things: garlic, coriander, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dill seed, and salt.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 1791kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil.
  • Generously sprinkle the chicken with the seasoning.
  • 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.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the beer can (if using) and carving.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 1791kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 143g | Fat: 115g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 1536mg | Vitamin A: 1066IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Root Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

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.

The Char-Broil Big Easy does a phenomenal job cooking poultry. You don’t even have to get all fancy with it, but sometimes I like to do a little extra and make a beer (or soda) can version of my favorite whole roasted chickens. This root beer can chicken came out fantastic. I used a slightly spicy but simple rub, and a good canned root beer. Moist and tender meat with great flavor. I couldn’t have been happier.

Root Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The flavor from the root beer is subtle, but there. Use a quality root beer. If you can’t find one in a can, just empty (er… drink) a can of soda or beer and add the good root beer in.

There’s nothing complicated about cooking a whole chicken on the Big Easy. You can pretty much count on it taking 15 minutes per pound unless it’s really windy out. Of course you’ll still want to poke it with an instant-read thermometer to make sure it gets about 165 F, but I’ve cooked probably 50 chickens on my Big Easy and counting on 15 minutes per pound has never failed me.

My Apple Ale beer can chicken, made on the Big Easy, is also crazy good.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure!

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Root Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Root Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This root beer can chicken came out fantastic. I used a slightly spicy but simple rub, and a good canned root beer. Moist and tender meat with great flavor. I couldn’t have been happier.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 chicken
Calories 1854kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with oil.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients except for the root beer. Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken.
  • Add reserved spice mixture to the root beer and insert into the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the basket and insert into the Big Easy.
  • Cook for 15 minutes per pound or until the chicken has hit 165 F as measured in several locations.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before removing the soda can and carving.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 1854kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 145g | Fat: 116g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 5825mg | Potassium: 1739mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 3507IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 10mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Ragin’ Cajun Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I could not be more delighted with this Ragin’ Cajun Beer can chicken that I made on the Char-Broil Big Easy. I’ve made tons (literally) of chicken on my Big Easy, the best poultry cooker around. But for some reason I’ve neglected to try beer can chicken on it. Well, let me tell you, this is flat-out great. Crazy moist. Even moister than the Big Easy usually does, which is pretty darned moist. And flavor? Incredible. Just incredible. And crunchy skin. A big bonus!

Ragin Cajun Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

The holder

I picked up a Char-Broil folding chicken roaster to help make this Ragin’ Cajun beer can chicken and am I ever glad I did. It made making beer can chicken an absolute breeze. You simple insert a standard 12 ounce beer can (along with any flavorings you want) into the center of the holder then fold up the ‘arms’. The can is locked into place, which is a great thing if you’ve ever made beer can chicken before. The cans can be flimsy and crush or spill. This holder solves that problem and then some. The chicken then slides down over the holder and beer can. Easy. Very easy.

The basket

I used a turkey basket (which has a door for easy access), but the basket that comes with your Big Easy works just fine too. You can see the can sticking out of the bottom of the chicken in the picture above.

For something different, try my beer can cabbage on the Big Easy. It’s different for sure! And on the off chance that you have leftover chicken, beer can chicken jambalaya is a great way to use it up! If you want to skip the beer can but still have that great beer can chicken flavor, try my beer can seasoned chicken. For the real deal, though, also try my Honey Brown beer can chicken!

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

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.

Ragin' Cajun Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Ragin’ Cajun Beer Can Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I could not be more delighted with this Ragin’ Cajun Beer can chicken that I made on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beer can, Big Easy, Char-Broil, chicken
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 480kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse the chicken in cold water. Transfer to a resealable bag or container.
  • Whisk together 1 can of beer and the liquid smoke. Add to the container of chicken. Seal and refrigerate for 45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes to marinade the chicken.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry.
  • Rub the chicken down with a bit of oil, getting in every nook and cranny.
  • Combine the Old Bay and Cajun seasonings.
  • Rub half of the seasonings all over the outside and inside of the chicken.
  • Open the remaining beer and take a few good swigs. Then add the remaining rub to the beer can. Put your finger over the opening and shake a bit to combine.
  • Place the beer can in the holder, if using. Latch it in.
  • Carefully slide the chicken over the beer can.
  • Transfer the chicken to a Char-Broil Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Cook until the chicken is done, reading 175 F in multiple places using an instant-read thermometer.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before carving.

Notes

You’ll want to use a Char-Broil folding roaster to make this even easier. Place inside a Big Easy basket (NOT directly on the bottom of the cooker!) and get to cooking!

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1637IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.