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This chicken brine recipe for smoking is a very basic brine recipe for preparing meats and fish for smoking. Add any personal taste preferences to the brine for additional flavor enhancement. I like to add white wine, soy sauce, and various herbs and spices. Anything that you like will work, so experiment at will.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl; whisk vigorously until sugar and salt dissolve.


To Use:

Pour brine over meat, poultry, or fish. Soak for several hours to overnight. Meat should be fully submerged in brine; make more brine as needed to cover meat fully.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2852.1mg. Full Nutrition