The Big Easy® Yardbird Wings
Food and Drink

Excerpted from Char-Broil® America Grills! Copyright 2011. Used with permission from Char-Broil® and Creative Homeowner®. All Rights Reserved.

The Big Easy® Yardbird Wings

"Barbecue competitor Mike “Pit Pirate” Hedrick uses The Big Easy® to prepare these Crispy wings. Perfect appetizer for your next tailgate or backyard BBQ party!"

Serves: 4 Prep: 4 hours including marinating Cook in The Big Easy: 10 minutes


Around 24 chicken wings

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

1/2 cup or more lemon juice

1/2 cup favorite seasoning or rub for chicken wings

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix seasoning ingredients together in a non-reactive container. Wash and cut off the wing tips, and then the drum, from each 2-bone wing. Add prepped chicken parts to container and allow them to marinate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Place all of the wings in The Big Easy® cooking basket. (Use either the EZ-Out Cooking Rack or the Half Racks to fit all the wings in the basket.)  Place the loaded cooking basket into The Big Easy®, cover with the lid and set heat to high. Let wings cook for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Pay close attention to the wings, turning the basket and using tongs to move the wings around for even cooking. Serve wings with your favorite dipping sauce. 

NOTE: The Big Easy® is an oil-less way to fry using infrared technology.