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To Brine or not to Brine

edited 9:05AM in EggHead Forum
In doing a Butt-Chicken does it make a big difference if you brine or not?


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,353
    Big Cat,
    I think it makes a huge difference. Not that you can't do a great chicken without brine (I just did the other day), but you owe it to yourself to at least try it sometime. A simple salt/sugar brine is worth doing. Brant's Brine recipe is heaven. [p]Do it both ways, and see what you like best. Brined birds cook a bit faster, and are a more resistant to drying if overcooked.
    An slightly overcooked brined bird will be much better than a slightly overcooked un-brined bird. Give it a shot, and let us know what you think.[p]NB
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  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Nature Boy,[p]Ditto![p]Puj
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