Basic Brine for Chicken, Turkey, Pork

Josephine Quick


Brining Meats make is very! juicey and tender everytime. I always !!!! brine my chicken,ribs and turkey. full of flavor because with brining you can add different herbs and spices for more flavor. When putting your meat in the brine make sure the meat is submerge all the way in brine if not !!! add more water and put a plate on top to keep meat fully covered.


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  • 1 gal
  • 1 c
    kosher salt
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 pkg
    pickling spices
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange peel
  • 2 Tbsp
    muti-color peppercorn
  • 1
    bay leave
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 bottle
    dark lager beer(optional)gives great flavor

How to Make Basic Brine for Chicken, Turkey, Pork


  1. bring mix to boil and allow to cool to room temp.
  2. you can do your own other ingredients like, maple syrup, garlic, onion, allspice,ginger, or spices you like can be used.
    shrimp 30 minutes
    whole chicken 8-12 hours
    chicken parts 5 hours
    chicken breast up to 8 hours
    Whole turkey 24 hours
    pork chops 12-24 hours
    whole pork loins 2 to 4 days
  4. after brining rinsh meat off. NO NEED TO SALT YOUR MEAT!!!!!!!!

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Course/Dish: Marinades
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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