Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grilled Squash and Zuchini-Not on the Big Green Egg

My Big Green Egg is my cooker of choice, but sometimes I need to cook different items at different temperatures. On times like these, I use my gas grill. Here is my experience cooking some squash and zucchini on my gas grill.




Preheat your gas grill for ten minutes. Once preheated, drop the burners to medium heat.

Wash the vegetables to ensure there is no dirt other funk on the outside.

Slice the vegetables into strips

Place the strips into a ziploc bag, pour in olive oil, salt and pepper, then shake to coat evenly.

Place the strips on the grill, close the lid, and turn every two or three minutes until tender. This cook took about ten or so minutes. Enjoy!


In the bag with olive oil, salt and pepper.

On the grill


Smoked Chicken Breasts/Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

I normally cook chicken breasts over direct heat, but this time I decided to try something different.


Boneless, skinless split chicken breasts
Cajun Injector creole butter injectable marinade
McCormick's Montreal chicken rub


Set your Big Green Egg for indirect cooking (I use the platesetter) at 350 degrees. Use several chunks of your favorite smoking wood. I used hickory.

Pour some of the marinade into a glass. You wont use an entire jar, and you don't want to double dip into the main jar once you've injected.

Inject several syringe fulls into each breast. Use caution as it can shoot all over the place if you're not careful.

Cover liberally with the dry rub.

Cook until 165 degrees internal temperature. I suggest a remote polder thermometer.

Once done, slice and place on bun. Dress your bun however you like, but make sure and coat the chicken with Frank's red hot buffalo sauce and your choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing. Enjoy!

Note: The injectible marinade keeps the chicken juicy. On my most recent cook, these took close to an hour. They were juicy and very smokey.

Chicken injected and rubbed

Hickory chunks ready to go in the egg
Smoking on the way to 350 degrees



More smoke

As you can tell, I am fascinated by the smoke
Fresh off the egg

Sliced and on the bun

Coated in Frank's red hot buffalo sauce and blue cheese