Spicy Hot Fried Chicken using the Vortex

Give me a grill, a Vortex full of lit charcoal, and a few pieces of chicken and I’m one happy guy. One of my all-time favorite things to make on my grill is ‘fried’ chicken using the Vortex. I’ve made countless variations, all fantastic. Like this spicy hot fried chicken. Just like all my others, it tastes and looks just like chicken fried in oil. This version brings a bit of heat. Just the right amount. And oh, so tender, juicy meat. This is a great, easy way to prepare delicious chicken.

Spicy Hot Fried Chicken using the Vortex

I have a few Vortex inserts because, well, I have a few grills. By far my favorite setup is the Vortex in my Weber Performer. I can easily fit 8 large bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts around the grill without crowding them. They have never come out anything but fantastic. It’s as easy as you can get.

Spicy Hot Fried Chicken using the Vortex
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Spicy Hot Fried Chicken using the Vortex

This version brings a bit of heat. Just the right amount. And oh, so tender, juicy meat.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword fried chicken, spicy, Vortex
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 day 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 370kcal
Author Mike

Equipment

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 4 large chicken pieces I prefer bone-in, skin-on thighs
  • vegetable oil for brushing at the end of cooking

For the marinade

For the dredge

Instructions

For the marinade

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Place chicken in a large resealable container or bag.
  • Add the marinade. Seal and shake to coat.
  • Refrigerate overnight, turning once or twice.

For the dredge

  • Combine all ingredients.

For the chicken

  • Load up your Vortex full of charcoal and light.
  • Once fully lit, remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess.
  • Coat pieces thoroughly in the dredge.
  • Transfer chicken to around the Vortex and close the lid, keeping the top vent open.
  • Cook for 45 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 F. Turn the lid 90 degrees every 15 minutes of cook time if desired.
  • Lightly brush the chicken with oil and continue cooking another 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.