Quick & Easy Chicken Brine

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by SugaJ

This comes from an episode of "Cooking for Real" with Sunny Anderson. The brining portion is all that is listed here; however, if you are interested in the chicken recipe in it's entirety, it's called "Grilled Chicken with White Wine Mushroom Sauce". I needed a brine for a smaller amount of poultry.

Top Review by jlongcct

great recipe ! I followed the directions exactly as written to brine 6 very large chicken thighs, bone in, skin on. They came out great, very moist and flavorful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl mix together water, lemon juice, sugar and salt until dissolved.
  2. Add lemon quarters and chicken.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from marinade and pat dry.
  5. Chicken is now ready to be used in your favorite recipe.

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