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Stupid question about brining a chicken.

KentuckyEggerKentuckyEgger Posts: 18
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
This is a silly question, but I am supposed to brine the chicken before I set it in the fridge for the skin to crisp, correct?  Also, what does everybody usually put in their brine solution?  I would love to hear some opinions.  Thanks!


  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    not sure I'd brine a chicky,  as producers enhance the birds with an 8-12% solution of god only knows what....

    t ACGP, Inc.
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243

    Could be salty if you brine it.    I put EVOO under the skin and all over outside the skin.     Herbs or other rubs depending upon my mood.    Crisps up nice that way.

    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • trevorsttrevorst Posts: 64
    Brining does not make your Chicken salty, unless you either use too much salt or leave it in the brine way too long. Also most whole Chickens are not enhanced with solution....
    The answer to the original post is Yes, brine the chicken the day before you want to eat it, then dry off and leave uncovered overnight in the fridge.
  • Thanks everybody!
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