A simple brine recipe and technique.



Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place orange juice, water, honey, brown sugar, lemon, oranges, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, and bay leaf in a large pot; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, 10 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually stir in ice to start chilling the brine.

  • Pour brine into a large bucket; add more ice to finish cooling.

Cook's Note:

Add your bird to the brine and cover with more ice for 24 hours. Remove bird and rinse thoroughly before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

249.3 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 66.4g 21% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 16.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition


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