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This Meadow Creek chicken cooker is one of our best sellers. Grill large amounts of perfect chicken without a sweat. Its flipping sandwich grate lets you turn 40 pounds of chicken with one stroke of your hand.

The top lid gives you plenty of control over a hot fire. Leave the lid open for darker, more crispy skin on your chicken or close the lid for beautiful, golden-brown skin. Height adjustment brackets for the charcoal pan let you bring the heat closer to the grate for steaks or hundreds of hamburgers and hotdogs.

Charcoal / wood-fired. Not available in gas/propane. Holds 40+ lbs. of chicken (1 case of legs and thighs).

Price: $925.00 (USD) • Quantity:
Vinyl Cover +$95.00
Flat Grate +$205.00
Griddle +$195.00
Thermometer +$42.00
Stainless Steel Lid +$225.00
No Flat Solid Tires (set) +$45.00
Insulated Firebox +$635.00
Charcoal Pullout +$225.00
Replacement Stainless Steel Grate +$350.00
Replacement Charcoal Pan Insert +$75.00
Replacement Wheel With Tire +$25.00
Replacement Wheel With Solid Tire +$45.00
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Features of the BBQ42 Chicken Cooker

  • 5" Lid
  • Stainless Steel Grate
  • Charcoal Pan Insert
  • Vents in Lid
  • Charcoal Pan Height Adjustment Brackets
  • 13" Tires
  • Painted with 1,200 degree F heat resistant paint.
Easy-turn Double-sided Grates
Easy-turn double-sided grates. Well-balanced, lockable racks provide one-person turning.
Grill Perfect Chicken Every Time
Grill perfect chicken every time.

Need help selecting the chicken cooker that's right for you?
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Overall Dimensions39"H x 56"L x 34"W
Grate Dimensions22" x 40"
Flat Grate Dimensions22" x 41"
Grate StyleWire Grid With 1/2" Spacing
Cooking Area6.11 sq. ft. (880 sq. in.)
Cooking Area of Flat Grate6.26 sq. ft. (902 sq. in.)
Net Weight238 lbs.
Shipping Weight310 lbs.
Metal Thickness13 Gauge

Usage Recommendations

Use approximately 25–30 lbs. of charcoal to cook 40 lbs. of chicken. Add about 10–15 lbs. of charcoal for a second batch.

Customer Reviews

Review by  Uncle Tom
(posted on Jul 17, 2013)
This is a great little cooker. I only wanna comment on the fact that it does not hold a case of chicken... I've use it three times and the best I could do was 30 quarters(and that was jammed)
the other times it was only like 25(they were bigger).
Also... I wish it had a trap door on the back. That way you could tend to the fire without moving
the racks or even opening the lid. I like to cook with wood and there are flare ups which need to
be controlled.
Other than that... it's built well and I love it!
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Our Promise

Now that you've learned all the smart reasons to buy a Meadow Creek barbecue cooker, where will you buy it? You can't buy straight from Meadow Creek, so it comes down to choosing a dealer. We (Yoder's Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are the leading online distributor for Meadow Creek, and here's our promise to you:

  • Prompt and Honest Service: We take calls and emails seriously and do our best to reply within several business days. Sometimes things come up, but we strive to be 100% honest with quotes, lead times, and all.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: We are dead serious about making and keeping you happy. We'll make sure you're covered in freight damages and help you troubleshoot problems. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except for Ultimate Caterers). If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
  • Wow Box: A 3-pack starter kit of Meadow Creek barbecue rub.
  • Free Phone Consultation: Once you're our customer, we will gladly answer your questions over the phone and help you troubleshoot problems.

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Grab a copy of our Meadow Creek Buyer's Guide. Or call Marlin (the guy to the right) toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good free advice.

If you're ready to order, you can either choose truck freight to your address or local pickup in Kalona, IA for a small fee (if we have what you want in stock).

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Struggling to choose the right cooker for your needs? Check out our Meadow Creek cooker comparison charts. If you would like to discuss your dream cooker over the phone, call Marlin toll-free at (877) 602-1568 to get some good, friendly advice. Or if you're close by, come visit our display lot in Pikeville, Tennessee to check out these fine barbeques! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all our Meadow Creek barbeque equipment (except the Ultimate Caterers—sorry, too much risk). Please realize that we (Yoder’s Smoky Mountain Barbecue) are a dealer for Meadow Creek. This promise applies only if you buy from us. If for any reason you are not happy with your unit, you may return the cooker to us within 30 days of the delivery or pickup date, and we will refund the purchase price minus the shipping and handling. You are responsible to pay the return shipping.
What did you think of the videos? Meadow Creek makes some amazing smokers, pig roasters, chicken cookers, and grills. All this equipment is made in the Amish Community of Lancaster County, PA. The talented craftsmen at Meadow Creek hand-make each unit. They seriously go the extra mile to make sure you’re smoked pink. What really puts the sauce on the brisket is all the revolutionary features and options that make barbecue fun and easy, and even a money-machine, if BBQ is your business.
Integrity: Meadow Creek cookers are made in a culture of Godly ethics—honesty, diligence, and fairness. Whether it’s a Shoo-fly pie or a barbecue smoker, you will be treated right.
Stainless Steel Grates: Every Meadow Creek barbecue cooker comes standard with non-rusting stainless steel grates. This eliminates the hassle of scrubbing rust and the danger of possible rust contamination on your meat.