Easy Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This super easy marinated chicken is exactly why I love using my Char-Broil Big Easy. I was serving salad for dinner, and wanted chicken to go with it. Not dried out, bland super market rotisserie chicken. Moist, tender flavor-packed chicken. And with as little fuss as possible. And this is it.

Easy Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I don’t see any reason to use a super fru-fru Italian dressing for marinating the chicken. I used a 16 ounce bottle of generic dressing from our local grocery store. For $1, it added the perfect flavor, tenderness and juiciness to my chicken. Use any dressing (or even bottled marinade) you like, but stay away from anything that contains sugar or sugar-like substances. Sugar will cause the outside of the chicken to burn long before the insides are done.

Also try my apple juice brined Big Easy chicken and my Famous Dave’s Country Roast chicken.

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Easy Marinated Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

This super easy marinated chicken is exactly why I love using my Char-Broil Big Easy. I was serving salad for dinner, and wanted chicken to go with it. Not dried out, bland super market rotisserie chicken. Moist, tender flavor-packed chicken.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 384kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 large pieces chicken I used split chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing

Instructions

  • Rinse chicken and place into a large resealable container or baggie.
  • Shake the bottle of dressing and add to container. Cover or seal and shake gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, turning the chicken once or twice to make sure all sides get time in the dressing.
  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess.
  • Transfer the chicken to the Big Easy basket and place into the Big Easy.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes per pound, or until breasts reach at least 165 F and dark meat reaches 175 F.
  • Remove and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 266mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Caribbean Jerk Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Weber has a line of marinade mixes that you add juice to that are really, really good. And they’re perfect for flavoring chicken before cooking it on the Char-Broil Big Easy. I picked up a package of each and used them to marinate my favorite, split chicken breasts. The Caribbean Jerk marinade is mixed with orange juice to produce wonderfully seasoned chicken. A hint of allspice, cinnamon, cloves and other spices, this marinade has a night light Jerk flavor to it. Caribbean jerk marinated chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy isn’t as spicy as if you’d sauced the chicken with a Jerk sauce. But the flavor is there.
Caribbean Jerk Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Since the Big Easy cooks at a high temperature you do have to watch that your chicken doesn’t char. One way to help prevent that is to not use marinades containing substances that might burn, like sugar or honey. The other is to rinse the chicken before cooking. Now, you’re going to lose a bit of flavor doing that, but if like me you’re going to remove the skin before eating, it really doesn’t make that big of a difference.

Weber makes all sorts of great flavored Just Add Juice marinades. Collect them all! Looking for a great dessert to go with your chicken?

Make some Brazilian pineapple on the Big Easy!Weber Marinades

Caribbean Jerk Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

 The Caribbean Jerk marinade is mixed with orange juice to produce wonderfully seasoned chicken. A hint of allspice, cinnamon, cloves and other spices, this marinade has a night light Jerk flavor to it. Caribbean jerk marinated chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy isn’t as spicy as if you’d sauced the chicken with a Jerk sauce. But the flavor is there.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 286kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 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.

Notes

I prefer to rinse the marinade off the outside of the chicken since it will tend to burn. The meat has already absorbed the flavors of the marinade.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 960mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Lemon Pepper Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Weber has a line of marinade mixes that you add juice to that are really, really good. They’re perfect for flavoring chicken like this lemon pepper marinated chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy. I picked up a package of each and used them to marinate my favorite, split chicken breasts. The Lemon Pepper marinade is mixed with lemon juice to produce wonderfully seasoned chicken. A little garlicky, a little herby and a little lemony, it’s a nice light refreshing marinade.
Lemon Pepper Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Since it cooks at a high temperature you do have to watch that your lemon pepper marinated chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy doesn’t char. One way to help prevent that is to not use marinades containing substances that might burn, like sugar or honey. The other is to rinse the chicken before cooking. Now, you’re going to lose a bit of flavor doing that, but if like me you’re going to remove the skin before eating, it really doesn’t make that big of a difference.

Weber makes all sorts of great flavored Just Add Juice marinades. Check out my garlic and herb marinated chicken, and teriyaki chicken, also cooked on the Big Easy.Weber Marinades

Lemon Pepper Marinaded Chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Weber has a line of marinade mixes that you add juice to that are really, really good. They’re perfect for flavoring chicken like this lemon pepper marinated chicken on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 271kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the chicken into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add marinade to taste. Toss to coat.
  • Seal and refrigerate for at least 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 899mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.