Recipe by Jimijoe 43

This brine will give you a moist, tender and flavorful chicken every time! This recipe is for a 3-4 lb chicken, cut into 12 pieces.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a gallon-size zipperlock plastic bag, combine the salt, sugar, paprika, garlic cloves and bay leaves.
  2. With a rubber mallot, smash the garlic into the salt and spice mixture thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large nonreactive bowl.
  4. Add the buttermilk and stir until salt is completely dissolved.
  5. Immerse the chicken in the brine, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until fully seasoned, 2-3 hours.
  6. Coat and fry the chicken.

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