Barbecued Brined Chicken

Candace Morehouse


I was looking for a way to barbecue chicken without the skin burning (I love crispy skin!). I always brine my Thanksgiving turkey so I thought, why not brine chicken? This recipe produces the moistest chicken you'll ever taste off the BBQ along with incredibly flavorful, crispy skin.


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  • 3 - 4
    bone in, skin on chicken pieces
  • 1/4 c
    kosher salt
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2 clove
    garlic, smashed
  • 3 - 4 slice
    fresh lemon
  • 1 Tbsp
    black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp
    coriander seeds
  • 3 c

How to Make Barbecued Brined Chicken


  1. Mix together all brining ingredients (from kosher salt to water). Add chicken pieces. Brine for at least one hour, preferably overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from brine; discard brining water. Grill chicken pieces over low heat, turning occasionally, for about one hour or until juices are no longer pink.

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About Barbecued Brined Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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