Jamaican Jerk Brine for Chicken, Pork ....

Total Time
12hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 hrs

Kosher salt, which is preferred due to it's lack of impurities if using table salt use 1/2 the amount.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve salt and sugar in hot water add remaining ingredients and 2 cups of ice cubes to cool it. Place a 4 pound cleaned and dried chicken in a freezer zip lock bag pour brine over chicken and top with water to cover. Close bag trying to remove as much air as possible. Brine in refrigerator overnight 8-12 hours. If not ready to cook remove from brine rinse well and place back in the refrigerator till ready to cook.
  2. Proceed with cooking method you desire.
  3. Roast, Grill, Rotisserie cooking to internal temperature of 175.
  4. Let rest 10-15 minutes before carving.
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I used the brine for a roasting chicken. I only used half the salt the recipe called for, just because I was using a smaller chicken, 1kg. I used my Dry Jerk Rub were the recipe called for jerk seasoning. I marinated it for 12 hours, butterflied the chicken and cooked it at 350 for 1 hour. it turned out yummy. What was left was used for chicken salad sandwiches and those were especially yummy ;)