Brown Sugar-Brined Chicken

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Recipe is from Southern Living Magazine and they suggest using this brown sugar brine so you will never have to serve a dry chicken breast again.

Brine time is 1-3 hours.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

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1/2 c
apple cider vinegar
1/4 c
kosher salt
1/4 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp
dried crushed red pepper flakes
6 large
fresh thyme sprigs
4
4-inch fresh rosemary sprigs
4
garlic cloves, crushed
8-12
skinned and boned chicken breasts (6-8 oz. each)
freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Brown Sugar-Brined Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Stir 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.
  • 2Preheat 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.
  • 3Grill 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**

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About Brown Sugar-Brined Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Marinades
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy




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