Butterflied Chicken Breasts 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 love making split bone-in chicken breasts on my Char-Broil Big Easy. The Big Easy is the king of poultry cooking in my book. But I’ve never made boneless chicken in it until now. The new cooking rack available from Char-Broil lets me cook on 6 levels versus just two with the standard Big Easy basket and bunk bed basket. So, I bought 4 (you could do up to 6, like I mentioned, but here they come 4 in a family pack) chicken breasts and got started. I butterflied the chicken first. Butterflying ensures nice even cooking. Big ole thick breasts can be more challenging. Butterflying solves that. I let them marinate for a while then onto the Big Easy until done!

Butterflied Chicken Breasts on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I sliced the cooked butterflied chicken breasts thin and used them to top some fantastic salads. The chicken was moist and packed with flavor.

Make sure you test each chicken breast for doneness before removing it from the rack. Depending on weather conditions and the chicken thickness some may get done before others.

Also try my Stubb’s chicken rub chicken, also made on the Big Easy.

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Boneless Skinless Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

 Butterflying ensures nice even cooking. Big ole thick breasts can be more challenging. Butterflying solves that. I let them marinate for a while then onto the Big Easy until done!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 258kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, butterflied or pounded out to an even thickness
  • Your favorite marinade I used Stubb’s Chicken Citrus & Onion

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a large reealable container.
  • Add the marinade, seal, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Spray the racks with non-stick spray.
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  • NOTE: The breasts on the bottom racks may cook faster than those on the top. Check the temperature on EACH breast before removing it.

Notes

You’ll need the Big Easy Cooking Rack to cook 6 breasts at once.

Nutrition

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.

Fire-Eater Roasted Split Chicken Breasts 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.

After enjoying (ok, devouring) a batch of fire-eater chicken wings the other day, I just had to find another use for Steven Raichlen’s fantastic fire-eater rub. The rub has a tremendous kick and flavor thanks to celery seed and a few other things. So, I decided I’d fire up my Char-Broil Big Easy and roast some split chicken breasts. Chicken and turkey are the reason I bought my Big Easy – it’s beyond easy, and always produces tender, juicy, flavorful meats.

Fire-Eater Roasted Split Chicken Breasts on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I removed the skin from two family packs of bone-in split chicken breasts, gave them a little rub down, and two hours later put them into the Big Easy (I used a Bunk Bed Basket, which essentially doubles how many chicken breasts I can cook at once). Total weight was around 10 pounds, so at 10 minutes/pound, the chicken was all done in about 2 hours. And boy did it smell and look fantastic.

You can serve these as-is and wow everyone. Or remove the meat and use it anywhere you need some kickin’ chicken. I shredded some for tortilla soup, and cubed some more for an outstanding Fire-Eater Mac-and-Cheese.

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Fire-Eater Roasted Split Chicken Breasts on the Char-Broil Big Easy

You can serve these as-is and wow everyone. Or remove the meat and use it anywhere you need some kickin’ chicken. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 8
Calories 258kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Sprinkle rub mixture over chicken. Place in a resealable container and shake to coat.
  • Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  • Fire up your Char-Broil Big Easy.
  • Spray the basket with non-stick spray.
  • Place 4 chicken breasts in the bottom of the basket (I stood mine up on end to fit without over-crowding them).
  • Add the bunk bed basket (spray it with non-stick spray first) and add the remaining chicken breasts.
  • Cook until done, about 10 minutes/pound. Check for doneness in multiple places to be safe.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before serving/slicing.

Nutrition

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.