First Cook On A Weber Charcoal Grill

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If you're new to the Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill, then we've got just the right tips for you. Get familiar with how this grill works with an easy recipe that shows you all the features. It’s Time to fire up that brand new kettle and see how it works, what an exciting day.

First Cook On A Weber Charcoal Grill

Today’s recipe gives you a chance to see how that kettle works, fine tune those vent adjustments and if something goes wrong… won’t break your wallet.  Enjoy these chicken kabobs.


Yield: Serve 2-4 People

Prep time: <5 Minutes

Cook time: 5-7 Minutes

Cook Temp: 500˚ F - 550˚ F Grill Temperature



Measure   Ingredient                                                                          Prep Notes      
1 lb               Chicken, Breast, Boneless, Skinless                       cut into 2” cubes  
1 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                                     
2-4 tbsp        Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                                                                                 
¼ cup           High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                                     


Preparation Directions:

Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, blenders and any cooking tools
Clean Weber kettle and chimney before first use – wipe down with damp towel
Open the bottom vents and top vents to 100% open
Load chimney with your choice of charcoal briquettes – load fuller for longer grilling times
Remove top grill grate and place a piece of foil or foil pan on the grate
Add a Firestarter or tumbleweed, ignite the starter and place the chimney over the starter
Allow the charcoal to ignite about 90% with some unlit coals at the very top
Using heat proof gloves, lift the chimney, remove the foil pan and carefully grab the handles of the chimney
Pour the hot charcoal into the center of the kettle and arrange into an even layer and size
Place the dome on the kettle and adjust so temp reaches 500˚ F or above
While grill is heating up – prep chicken skewers as follows
Cut chicken breast into 2” cubes
Place into a mixing bowl
Drizzle with oil, just enough to coat chicken and mix well
Season to taste with Oink
Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to “soak”
Using the Weber Metal Skewers
Skewer the chicken pieces being careful not to pack them on
Place onto a cooking sheet and bring to grill
Open the grill and carefully add the chicken skewers over the hottest part, watch for any signs of flare ups
Using a long pair of tongs, rotate the chicken after 3-4 minutes and continue to do this until all sides have been seared.  Close the dome after the final side is seared
Continue to cook with the lid closed and check temp.  desired temp is 165˚ F
Once cooked to your desired doneness, remove from the grill, close all vents and put the lid on
Bring chicken into the kitchen
Drizzle with High altitude bbq sauce if desired
Or Serve with BBQ dipping sauce and devour

Shopping List

Weber Kettle, 22” Premium                                                  Ace SKU – 8406605
Weber Heat resistant gloves                                                 Ace SKU – 8531758
Weber Chimney, RapidFire, Large                                     Ace SKU – 8211369
GrillMark Metal Skewers                                                       Ace SKU - 86803
B&B Charcoal Briquettes                                                       Ace SKU – 8023367
Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                       Ace SKU – 8562043
High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                        Ace SKU – 8560088
Published on 8/31/2021.
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