Brine for Chicken

Brine For Chicken Recipe

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Pamela Rappaport

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@Pamelalala

Brining a chicken that you will be roasting, grilling, or smoking will yield a juicy bird. It also allows all of the meat to be seasoned instead of the salt just sitting on the surface. Everyone loves my smoked chicken and all I use is this brine and smoke! I smoke them with the backbone cut out and the bird laying flat at 250 degrees for about 4 hours until breast is 165.

Rating:
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Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
24 Hr
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

1
roasting chicken

BRINE

1/3 c
kosher salt
1/3 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
1 qt
water (plus more)
ice

How to Make Brine for Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place salt, sugar and vinegar in a large non-reactive container that will easily hold your chicken.
  • 2Bring water to boil and pour over the mixture. Stir until dissolved.
  • 3Add enough ice to chill the mixture well.
  • 4Add the chicken and enough water to submerge it. Weigh it down if it floats. Cover and keep refrigerated 24 hours.
  • 5NOTE: this is for an average size chicken, about 4 or 5 pounds. If you have a much larger bird increase the ingredients.

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About Brine for Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern