coffee brined chicken breasts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins

try this for really moist chicken on the grill. prep time doesn't reflect brining time. this is from fine cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine the brine ingredients, except coffee in a saucepan, heat until sugar and salt dissolve pour into a large bowl, stir in coffee, refrigerate until cool.
  2. add chicken and use a small plate to keep it submerged 2-3 hours.
  3. heat grill to high.
  4. remove chicken from brine, blot with paper towels, and brush with oil or butter on both sides grill 4-8 minutes, moving halfway to create grill marks.
  5. turn over and grill 4-6 minutes more until done.


Most Helpful

Simply super chicken. We used chicken parts instead of skinless breasts and cooked them on the grill for about 45 minutes. First time I ever used a brine and will definitely use this method and this recipe again for chicken as well as other meats. Thanks Chia for posting this keeper recipe. We will be having this often.

ellie_ August 05, 2003

What a great concept! Mixed exactly per the instructions and cooked the chicken breast on the G. Foreman grill about 13 minutes total. The flavor was subtle and enjoyable and and I was really excited at how moist the finished chicken was. Can't wait to try this again!

ReeLani December 23, 2003

I had a hard time getting the flavor from this since I used a charcoal grill. The chicken was very moist and cooked very well. The combination of the ingredients seemed weird (and smelled odd), but worked well together.

starsugarb October 27, 2003

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