Unbelievably delicious brined chicken recipe! Serve with your favorite dishes and you've got an incredible meal!
Dai Due's Master Brined Chicken
Kosherkart Recipe Blog (Credit to Bon Apetit)
Unbelievably delicious brined chicken recipe! Pair with your favorite sides for a delicious meal to share with friends and loved ones!
Combine 5 ounces kosher salt (1 cup Diamond Crystal or 1/2 cup Morton), 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon black peppercorns in a large pot.
Squeeze in juice from 1 halved lemon and add lemon to pot along with 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar.
Remove pot from heat and stir in 2 quarts ice water. Add one or two 2 1/2-pound chickens to brine, weight with a plate to keep submerged, if needed, and cover. Chill 12–24 hours.
Remove chickens from brine; pat dry. Place in a large baking dish and chill, uncovered, 3–12 hours (longer is better) to dry skin (this results in a crispier bird).