howto brine chicken

How to Brine Chicken

Brining is a simple method for adding flavour and tenderness to your chicken. We’ll show you how!

Brining involves soaking meat, such as chicken, in a solution of salty water. The result is a delicious and juicy bird. To brine a whole chicken you’ll need:

  • A large stock pot
  • A whole chicken
  • ¼ cup of salt (we like to use Kosher salt)
  • 2 Tbs each of sugar and pepper
  • 2 smashed garlic cloves

Toss the salt, sugar, pepper and garlic into a pot and cover with 2 cups of boiling water. Stir. Add another litre of water­-cold this time-and place the chicken into the pot. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 6. It’s just that easy.

Once the brining is completed discard the liquid and roast the chicken as normal either as is or using one of our fab roast chicken recipes below. 

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