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Brine Recipe for Chicken

Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
edited 11:42PM in EggHead Forum
Being a 2 week old egger, I Will be doing my second chicken tommorow. The first one done by direction of CharWoody was great. However, he said it would be even better it I'd had time to brine it.
I have that time now, but no brine recipe/instructions.
Help would be appreciated.


  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Big Daddy, I would suggest a simple brine or use Cats or Brants in the recipe sections.
    I make a simple brine and I use Kosher coarse salt. Most of our recipes calls for it. If you use regular salt, cut the amount in half in the recipes.
    1 cup kosher coarse
    1 cup brown sugar
    several garlic cloves crushed (or chopped)
    several bay leaves.
    I use about 1 to two quarts of water to make the initial amount by brining the water to a boil, then add the above ingredients, shut of the heat and let it all disolve in the hot water.
    I use a large pan and when the salt/sugar has disolved, add ice to the mix to chill it down to room temps..Never add hot brine to meat.
    Put your bird in a large enough container that you can completely cover the bird with liquid.
    Add the mix you have made and then fill with regular cold tap water to immerse the bird.
    Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours..
    Remove and triple or quadruple rinse very thoroughly inside and outside to remove salt brine solutions. Then prepare as you did the first time...or your choice.
    Good luck..

  • Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
    Thanks for the reply. Will start the brine now and let it cool down till late afternoon and put chick in to soak till later tommorow. I fell another good meal is coming

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Big daddy, Absolutely...go for it..(;-)

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