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Savory Chicken Brine

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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"Brining a chicken with soy sauce makes a juicier and more flavorful chicken. Great for baked, grilled or fried chicken."
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Ingredients

5 h servings 626
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Remove giblets from chicken cavity, rinse chicken inside and out.
  2. In a large stock pot or container, mix water, sage, celery seed, thyme, salt, sugar and soy sauce to create brine. Stir well until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Place the chicken in the brine, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove chicken from the brine and rinse well inside and out. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of seasoned salt. Bake the chicken at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 626 calories; 28.7 27 61.4 228 14333 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

The brine results some very tender chicken for my dinner.

Most helpful critical review

The chicken was juicy, yes. But there was no discernable flavor imparted by the brine. Full disclosure: I forgot to add the seasoned salt. But if that's the only thing that added flavor, then I'...

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The brine results some very tender chicken for my dinner.

The chicken was juicy, yes. But there was no discernable flavor imparted by the brine. Full disclosure: I forgot to add the seasoned salt. But if that's the only thing that added flavor, then I'...

very good recipe. thanks.

I used this brine before grilling chicken halves. The meat was probably the BEST chicken I have ever grilled. Period. It was moist, flavorful, perfect. I brined my chicken for about 8 hours. I w...

We brined a large chicken and I let it sit on the fridge overnight. We split the chicken up the back and flattened it and cooked it indirect on the Webber and it was wonderful. This is the best ...

I have recently discovered the value of brining chicken and my kids have also fallen in love with it. We started with a rather sweet recipe that they enjoyed but then I found this one and they e...

This was great! I decreased salt/sodium a bit, & sugar, due to family members with health issues - but you have to use enough to allow the flavored liquids to get into the meat. Used "Red Robi...