Brown Sugar-Brined Chicken
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Brine time is 1-3 hours.
1/2 capple cider vinegar
1/4 ckosher salt
1/4 cfirmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tspdried crushed red pepper flakes
6 largefresh thyme sprigs
44-inch fresh rosemary sprigs
4garlic cloves, crushed
8-12skinned and boned chicken breasts (6-8 oz. each)
·freshly ground black pepper
How to Make Brown Sugar-Brined Chicken
- Stir together first 7 ingredients and 2 quarts of water in a large stockpot. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until salt and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and cool one hour. Place chicken breasts in brine; cover and chill 1-3 hours.
- Preheat grill to 350 degree - 400 degrees (medium high) heat. Drain chicken, discarding brine. Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towels, and sprinkle with desired amount of black pepper.
- Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 5 - 7 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
**This brine will season up to 12 chicken breasts**