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Brown Sugar Chicken Brine

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"I decided to experiment with my normal go-to brine and added molasses and garlic. In place of regular sugar I used light brown sugar (what can I say, I like molasses). The family loved this. I think this is going to be my new go-to. This is enough brine for 8 pounds of whole chicken or bone-in chicken pieces and up to 10 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken breasts."
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1 h servings 58
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 gallon)


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  1. Mix salt, brown sugar, garlic, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl. Pour in water; stir until dissolved. Mix in molasses and soy sauce. Let stand until brine comes to room temperature, about 50 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To use, place chicken in brine, cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight for whole chickens). Drain and pat chicken dry before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 58 calories; 0 14.7 0.4 0 4507 Full nutrition

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This was so easy and came out amazing! So moist and tender with great flavor! Thank you! I will warn that when I first started roasting my entire kitchen smelled like soy sauce and I was appreh...

Hubs fired up the smoker over the weekend and I decided to give this one a try with 6 pounds of chicken leg quarters I had in the freezer. I've learned that the smoker drys chicken out pretty qu...

Used it for Turkey. It was amazing!