Over the years, I have grilled, smoked, baked and added fire to many recipes in the backyard. One dish that keeps getting requested by my wife is Big Green Egg jerk chicken.
Recently, to help celebrate my wife’s birthday, I whipped up a batch of jerk chicken and this time around wanted to share the recipe with you.
There are few dishes I make that pack more flavour into the final product than jerk chicken. For almost a full day, the spicy smell of pepper is stuck in your nose and on your hands. This is not a bad thing.
Also since I can’t stand online recipes that have a 1,000 word story added before the vital information, here is the recipe.
Do you have a particular food that makes you hungry every time the scent hits your nose? Does that smell take you back to your childhood and remind you of how awesome it was to be a kid? We all do.
For me, one such smell that whisks me back to a time when life was simple has to be the smell of KFC.
Why KFC, you ask? Because I grew up in a very small town. Corunna, Ontario to be exact. Short of local pizza places, KFC was the only real restaurant in town. Its smell was always wafting down the main drag, known as Lyndoch Street.
There were no McDonald’s Restaurants or even other chains like Ponderosa or Casey’s in Corunna. For those, you had to make the 20 minute drive into Sarnia, so they were very special treats.
Chicken on the Big Green Egg is one of the best things ever. So many times when you cook chicken, it can get really dry which is not pleasant. But on the Big Green Egg, it stays moist and juicy for all to enjoy. Also, the smoke adds so much flavour, it is like a dish you would get at a BBQ joint who does it for a living.
Enjoy this classic Beer Can Chicken Big Green Egg recipe. Have you tried it yet? Let me know how it went.
There are so many variations you can make. Different types of beer, different spices (I like curry flavours) and different types of wood.
I did up a beer can chicken on the Big Green Egg today and wanted to share the recipe. Nothing like celebrating the first day of parental leave with a juicy chicken, slow cooked to perfection.
Outside of my kids and my wife, the Big Green Egg is one of my most favourite things.
It was just over a year ago when that beautiful green piece of art was dropped on my deck. The joy and great food it has provided us cannot even be measured. The price was steep but in a short time, the Big Green Egg has already paid for itself (in my opinion).
I am a lucky guy. My wife bought it for me last year after I toilet trained our son. Yep, you heard me. She bought me the best BBQ/smoker you can buy to show her appreciation. So not only do I have the best wife going, I also have the best BBQ.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Big Green Egg, it is an all-in-one cooking machine. It is a smoker, a grill, an oven and a piece of art. Regardless of whether there is smoke funneling out of it, people stop and stare at in on my deck. I should mention there is a walking trail behind our house.
The smell of meat and wood chips radiates for what seems like miles. Neighbours certainly know when I am cooking a feast.