Continuing to cook interesting, healthy and appetizing meals for the crew continues to be a priority. To keep things fresh and help with ideas, we bought a number of McCormick Seasoning and Spice packets when we were back in the US, one of which was a mix for Chicken Parmesan. Yesterday I pulled one of those packets out and was immediately deflated when the directions called for the recipe to be baked. I thought it could all just be cooked in a pan. Our oven kind of works…it will broil but it won’t bake. In a moment of clarity, I decided then and there was I was having that damn chicken and decided to do the cooking in the Big Green Egg. See, the Egg can bake…it barbecues and smokes too. So I prepped the Egg for a cooking temp of 425~, which I achieved but couldn’t hold for too long, I have a “small” version of the Egg and unless it’s totally full of premium charcoal it won’t always hold that temperature for long periods of time. With a larger Egg that temp totally would have been possible, just not with my small version with less charcoal.
So I followed the recipe and prepped my chicken and broccoli while waiting on my Egg to come to full temperature, it wasn’t hard and didn’t take lots of time.
Since I couldn’t achieve the full temperature of 425~ for the entire time the recipe called for and my chicken wasn’t split in half down the middle (to make it thinner), I just cooked it longer. *Why didn’t I just cut it down the middle? Look at my pan for the Egg in the pic…I was just out of room.
Baking In The Big Green Egg…Hell YEAH
I let it all cook for an hour while I showered and had a cocktail. Afternoons with music and my barbecue are some of my favorite. After about an hour at around 300 degrees, I added just plain tomato sauce and real parmesan cheese. After getting a few pieces done and plated to feed the wolves (children), I took the picture below.
The author and his family live on a sailboat currently in Mexico. All of the food seen in this post was treated fairly and cooked well. The chicken and veggies were cooked on a Big Green Egg, which the author LOVES to cook on and continues to widen the palate with different cooking methods and foods on said barbecue. Wanna read more….FOLLOW US.