Are you a fan of flavorful rotisserie-style cooking? Do you happen to own a Big Green Egg? If so, you’re in luck because now you can use a rotisserie kit on your Big Green Egg!
In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to use a rotisserie kit on your Big Green Egg. From choosing the right kit to preparing your chicken. Now you can achieve perfect results every time.
Get ready to take your Big Green Egg cooking game to the next stage with the Rotisserie Kit.
So, let’s get started!
How to Set Up the Rotisserie Kit on a Big Green Egg
The Rotisserie Kit comes complete with a powerful 120V motor. It turns your food over the flame without making any noise. The kit also comes with a coated steel ring attachment. This attachment helps to seal the BGE for optimal heat and flavor retention.
Assembling a Rotisserie Kit on your Big Green Egg is easier. Follow our simple instructions to get started:
- First, ensure your Big Green Egg is clean and ready to use.
- Remove the cooking grate and install the ring on top of the firebox.
- Next, attach the spit rod to the motor bracket and insert it into the holes on the ring. Make sure that it is firmly fastened and centered.
- Attach your food to the rod. Make sure to place it in the center so that it’s easy for the motor to rotate it.
- Put the rod on the ring. Secure it in place.
- Then, close the lid of the Egg and let the kit do its work.
- We recommend setting up your Big Green Egg with a 2-zone grilling set up to manage the temperature during a long cook. Ensure that the direct side faces toward the back of the fire bowl.
Preheating the Big Green Egg for Making Rotisserie
Before you start cooking your mouth-watering rotisserie chicken on the Big Green Egg, it’s essential to preheat the grill to the optimal temperature range. It’ll ensure that your chicken cooks evenly. Moreover, you’ll be able to achieve that delicious crispy skin that we all love.
Arrange the coals in the center of the Big Green Egg, and light them up. Once the coals have turned white and glowing, it’s time to put the grill in action. Allow the grill to reach a temperature range of 375-400°F (190-204°C) for direct cooking.
Remember that temperatures lower than 375°F (190°C) won’t allow the skin to crisp up. Therefore, be calm and don’t rush the preheating process. As the grill heats up, it’s time to season your chicken for the cooking process!
Cooking a Rotisserie on a Big Green Egg
Cooking a delicious, juicy chicken using a Rotisserie Kit on your Big Green Egg is easy and will leave your taste buds joyful. The best part? It only takes 90 minutes to cook a perfectly cooked and succulent chicken!
Getting started with your Rotisserie Kit is a breeze. Simply follow our steps to make a delicious rotisserie chicken:
- First, season your chicken with your favorite dry rub or marinade.
- Secure it onto the spit and attach the spit to the Rotisserie Kit. Make sure to balance the weight of the chicken on the spit to ensure even cooking.
- Next, slide the prongs on the spit rod, ensuring they are spaced evenly and tightly against the food you cook.
- Once the food is in place, insert the spit rod into the motor, ensuring it is locked.
- Place a drip pan underneath the chicken to catch any juices and prevent flare-ups.
- Turn on the motor and adjust the speed as needed. The quiet but powerful 220-240 volt motor will help cook your food consistently and help rotate it for cooking.
- If using the convEGGtor, you’ll need to place it in the EGG before installing the ring and setting up the rotisserie kit. This will help regulate the temperature. It’ll also protect the food from direct heat.
- Close the lid of your EGG, and let the Rotisserie Kit do its magic.
- Keep an eye on your food as it cooks.
- Adjust the temperature as needed.
- Once the food is cooked to perfection, turn off the motor.
- Use heat-resistant grill gloves to remove your chicken.
- Let it rest for 15 minutes before removing the forks and rod so you can slice and serve it.
And that’s it!
Enjoy your perfectly cooked chicken that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, with flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
Tips and Tricks for Using a Rotisserie Kit on Big Green Egg
We hold a special love for our readers. Therefore, we want you to know about all the tips and tricks you can use. If you’re looking to up your grilling game and want to try your hand at rotisserie cooking on a Big Green Egg, we’ve got you covered!
Fire control is essential when it comes to cooking. You don’t want your food spinning directly over a blazing hot inferno. So it’s essential to build your fire around the edges of the grill, leaving a few inches of space between the coals and your meat.
Be prepared to add more charcoal every 30 minutes or so. This will help to keep your fire going strong.
Using a Drip Pan
Another pro tip is to place a drip pan beneath your food. This not only helps to catch any drippings and prevent flare-ups, but it also helps to create a buffer between the heat source and your meat.
We recommend using a drip pan to ensure even and safe cooking.
Using a Thermometer
When cooking a rotisserie kit on your Big Green Egg, relying on cooking charts alone may not be enough to make your food perfect. The temperature and conditions of your grill, as well as environmental factors like wind and air temperature, can all affect cooking times and throw off the accuracy of the charts.
Using a thermometer is your best bet. So be sure to invest in a good food thermometer.
One of the most important elements in successful rotisserie cooking is the proper placement of your meat. The key here is balance and security.
Make sure to center the meat on the skewer and secure it tightly. This will prevent it from flopping around as it turns.
For poultry, take extra care to tightly secure the wings and legs to prevent uneven cooking and burning. Many rotisserie units come with a counterbalance to help you achieve the perfect balance for even cooking.
Once your meat is secured on the skewer, take a moment to roll it in the palms of your hands and check for any heavy spots or imbalances. These can cause stress on the rotisserie motor and lead to uneven cooking. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you have a good balance.
To make basting easier, set up your rotisserie, so the top of the meat moves away from you. Place the drip pan slightly towards the front of the grill. This will allow you to easily scoop up the delicious drippings and baste your meat as it cooks.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to grasping the art of rotisserie cooking on your Big Green Egg!
Why is my rotisserie not rotating on the Big Green Egg?
Uh oh, it looks like the rotisserie on your Big Green Egg isn’t turning as it should. Don’t fret! There are a few possible culprits to consider.
First off, if you’re using a battery-powered rotisserie, it’s possible that the battery needs to be replaced or recharged. It’s always a good idea to keep spare batteries on hand for these kinds of situations.
Another possible reason could be that the spit rod collar has slipped out of the motor. Double-check to make sure that the collar is securely fastened to the motor.
Lastly, the weight of the food on the spit rod could be throwing off the rotation. If the food has shifted to one side, it can make the motor strain to turn the spit rod. Try to redistribute the weight of the food so that it’s balanced.
How to check the temperature of a rotisserie?
Checking the temperature of your chicken on the rotisserie kit of your Big Green Egg is an important step. Here’s how you can do it:
First, insert a food thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. For a whole chicken, this would typically be the breast. Be sure to avoid touching any bone, as this can give you an inaccurate reading. Once your thermometer is inserted, read the temperature for doneness i.e. 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s always best to rely on the temperature reading rather than the cooking time alone to ensure the chicken is cooked to the appropriate temperature.
In conclusion, the Rotisserie Kit is the perfect addition to your outdoor cooker if you want to take your Big Green Egg cooking game to the next level. With this kit, you can easily convert your Egg into an epic rotisserie, making it easier than ever to cook mouth-watering dishes.
With the rotisserie kit, the possibilities are endless. And the results…always delicious!
So, what are you waiting for?
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