Honey-Lemon-Garlic Brined Chicken Breasts

Recipe by EdsGirlAngie
READY IN: 13hrs 54mins




  • In a large plastic bag placed in a large, deep pot (a stockpot is good) combine the water, salt, honey, dried thyme, garlic halves, black pepper and sliced 1/2 lemon.
  • Add chicken breasts to brine and tie up bag tightly.
  • Allow chicken to brine in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 12 hours, preferably no more than 18 hours.
  • When brining time is up, remove chicken from brine (no need to rinse) and place in a baking dish.
  • Bake chicken, covered, in a 375 degree F oven for one hour.
  • After one hour, remove cover, sprinkle the juice of 1/2 lemon over chicken breasts; drizzle each chicken breast with just over a tablespoon of honey; gently spoon some pan juices over them, and season to taste with black pepper.
  • Return to oven for 20 more minutes, or until breasts are nicely browned a little.