Kosher salt, which is preferred due to it's lack of impurities if using table salt use 1/2 the amount.
- 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.
- Proceed with cooking method you desire.
- Roast, Grill, Rotisserie cooking to internal temperature of 175.
- Let rest 10-15 minutes before carving.