Brine For Roasted Chicken

Brine For Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Arnetia Hawkins


My kiddies love chicken and I needed a way to cook a whole chicken and not have it dry out. The brine flavors but does not over power.

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lemons, halved
1 c
kosher salt
3/4 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
garlic cloves, crushed
bay leaves
1/4 c
black peppercorns, whole
jalapeno peppers, seeded
1 Tbsp
dried basil
1 Tbsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
dried thyme
1 gal
cold water


1Place all ingredients together in container big enough to hold whole chicken and mix well.(I use a 2gallon zipper bag and a bowl big enough to hold it.)
2Rinse whole roasting chicken, be sure to remove giblets and any loose parts from cavity. Submerge in brine for 18 to 24 hours, refrigerated.
3Roast according to usual method.

About Brine For Roasted Chicken

Course/Dish: Marinades
Other Tag: Quick & Easy