Brined Chicken w/ Sautéed Onion Dipping Sauce

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


A tender and delicious way to prepare chicken!


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5 Min
20 Min


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    for the dipping sauce:
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    1 sweet onion – sliced
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    1 tsp. salt
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    1 tsp. sugar
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    ½ tsp. black pepper
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    ¼ cup vinegar
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    1 tsp. lemon juice
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    for the chicken breast:
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    2-3 lbs. boneless chicken breast
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    for the brine:
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    5 cups water
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    ¼ cup salt
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    ¼ cup sugar
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    1 tbs. dried oregano
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    1 tsp. black pepper
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    1 tsp. cumin
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    3 tbs. vinegar
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    ½ tsp. cloves
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    juice of 1 lime

How to Make Brined Chicken w/ Sautéed Onion Dipping Sauce


  1. For the Dipping Sauce:
    Sauté the onion in a tablespoon of olive oil until transparent. Let the onion cool.

    Place the onion in a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Give a few good chops until the desired consistency is reached. Place in a container and refrigerate.
  2. For the Chicken Breast:
    Combine all of the above in a pot; add the chicken and cover in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

    Remove from the brine and cut the chicken into desired sized pieces.

    Heat a 10 inch frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

    If the chicken is cut into ¼ to ½ inch thickness it should take about 6 to 10 minutes over medium heat; turning the chicken pieces occasionally to sauté evenly. Do not overcrowd the pan.

    Serve with the onion dipping sauce.

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About Brined Chicken w/ Sautéed Onion Dipping Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Healthy

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