Basic Brine for Juicy, Tender Chicken or Turkey

Recipe by Brandess
READY IN: 5mins
YIELD: 1 gallon
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix brine together well with a whisk.
  • Place 1 whole chicken (thawed or frozen- you may also use chicken parts.) in brine for 2 hours up to over night. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
  • Remove chicken from brine and rinse chicken well. You are now ready to make a tender juicy chicken dish of your choosing.
  • NOTES: You can do this with turkey, as well. Also, you will notice that your leftovers, even after refrigerated overnight, are so tender and juicy whether eaten cold or reheated. The moisture retention really helps to make a chicken meal morph into a second meal when it holds its moisture. If doing a whole turkey, use the recipe servings changer to up the servings to 6-10. Put your turkey in an insulated cooler with enough water to cover and add in a 5 pound bag of ice. Brine overnight.
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