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    Roast Brined Chicken

    Roast Brined Chicken. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    26 hrs

    24 hrs

    2 hrs

    Sue Lau's Note:

    Makes a moist chicken with a simple mild herb flavor.

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    For the Brine

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix together salt, brown sugar, and water in saucepan until sugar and salt dissolve.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, add herb/spices and allow to cool to room temp.
    3. 3
      Place chicken in a food-safe plastic bag and add slices of 1 lemon to the bag or place in the chicken cavity.
    4. 4
      Add the brine to the bag, making sure the chicken is covered completely.
    5. 5
      Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and refrigerate for 24 hours, agitating brine mixture from time to time.
    6. 6
      The next day, remove chicken from the brine and discard brine.
    7. 7
      Rinse chicken with water and pat dry with paper towels.
    8. 8
      Place chicken in a roasting pan and stuff cavity with additional sliced lemon, fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.
    9. 9
      Tuck additional garlic cloves under the skin of the chicken, if desired.
    10. 10
      Rub skin with unsalted butter and seaon with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Roast chicken at 400F until the internal temp reaches 170F and the leg moves easily in the joint, 1 1/2- 2 1/2 hours.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2013

      45

      Have made this at least 3 times now. Definitely do not add more salt before roasting! Still quite tasty, but the extra salt on the skin made it inedible, and the skin is my favourite part!

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    • on October 30, 2009

      45

      The meat was tender, juicy, and flavorful but VERY SALTY!!! I tried to be really conscious to rinse it very well, but maybe still didn't rinse for long enough... Tasty, but not for those with high blood pressure!

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    • on April 02, 2009

      55

      This was incredible. I used dried thyme and not as much garlic only cause I ran out . The meat was so tender and juicy. Made for PRMR

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    Nutritional Facts for Roast Brined Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (432 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 593.4
     
    Calories from Fat 314
    53%
    Total Fat 34.9 g
    53%
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    49%
    Cholesterol 160.4 mg
    53%
    Sodium 14312.1 mg
    596%
    Total Carbohydrate 30.7 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 27.0 g
    108%
    Protein 38.2 g
    76%

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    fresh thyme

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