Brining Solution for Poultry and Meat

Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins

I found this technique in and old butchers recipe book. I have been using it ever since as it really really does make meat and poultry much more flavorful. You will be amazed at the difference in the moistness and flavor.


  1. Mix salt with water and stir to dissolve salt.
  2. Cut up Chicken, brine for 8-12 hours.
  3. Whole chicken for roasting, brine 8-24 hours (after 24 hours the chicken can become too salty).
  4. Whole turkey, brine 24-48 hours.
  5. Pork Chops or Pork Steaks, brine for 2 hours.
  6. Pork Loin, brine for 8 to 24 hour.
  7. Pork Butt or Shoulder, brine for 24 hours.
  8. Mix enough brine to cover the meat completely.
  9. To brine use plastic bag or non-reactive bowl or pot.
  10. Store in refrigerator for the specified time.


Most Helpful

works wonders....i have also used the same ingredients as posted, but added a 1/4 cup of honey to brine boneless skinless chicken breasts...brining is a must try if you havent already, you will be shocked at the difference

steelersgirl9999_12546374 February 04, 2011

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