Brined Chicken Thighs

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Catherine Cappiello Pappas

By
@LadyGourmet

This is a juicy and tender way to serve up chicken at your next dinner party!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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    8 chicken thighs
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    olive oil
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    for the brine:
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    4 cups water
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    3 tbs. salt
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    1 tbs. ground black pepper
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    2 bay leaves
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    2 cloves garlic
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    1 tsp. paprika
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    1 tbs. lemon juice
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    1 tsp. vinegar

How to Make Brined Chicken Thighs

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the brine in a large pot; add the chicken thighs and refrigerate for at least two to three hours or overnight.

    Remove the chicken thighs from the brine and pat dry with a paper towel.

    Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chicken thighs. Do not overcrowd the pan. The chicken will not get a beautiful golden color if you do.

    When one side is golden gently turn over and cook on the other side.

    Cooking time should take about 40-45 minutes on the stove-top or you may bake the chicken with a drizzle of olive oil at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes.

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About Brined Chicken Thighs

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #thighs #brined



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