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Apple Chicken Brine

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I made this up to go with some apple wine a friend had given us. It was quite possibly the best chicken I have ever roasted. I love cooking the chicken in a cast iron roasting pan sitting on a bed of chopped apple, onion, and garlic. Place thawed whole chicken in chilled brine and refrigerate 18 to 24 hours. Roast chicken as usual."
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1 h 25 m servings 177
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Stir vegetable broth, apple juice, kosher salt, black pepper, and herbes de Provence together in a pot; bring to a boil, stirring until salt is completely dissolved. Cool completely, transfer to a container or resealable bag, and refrigerate until chilled.


  • Nutrition:
  • 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: 177 calories; 1.3 39 2.2 0 12314 Full nutrition

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If you're not brining your chicken, you're missing out. I do a half recipe for 1 whole chicken, although I'll be making a big batch of this brine next time and canning it. If you don't have herb...

YUM!!! This chicken is so moist and juicy! So the big question is, to rinse or not to rinse. I read so many things on line that go both ways. So I ended up lightly rinsing. I wasn't making ...

I used this very simple to put together brine on my Thanksgiving turkey. It was a frozen one, with some salt already in it so I halved the salt in the brine after thawing my turkey days before ...

I used a this on a young chicken that I smoked and you talk about tender. This was awesome! Thanks for sharing!