Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brined and Barbecued Chicken Recipe

It was my first time using a brine. The chicken turned out nice and juicy!


4 servings

Ingredients
8 chicken pieces with or without skin and bones
4 cups warm water
4 cups ice or cold water
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup diced onion
2 smashed garlic cloves
barbecue sauce

Directions
In a large bowl, mix warm water with salt & sugar until dissolved. Add soy sauce and olive oil. Add ice cubes or cold water. Either way, make sure the mixture is cool before adding to the chicken.

In a lage zipper bag or container, place the brine with the onion and garlic. Mix then add chicken pieces. Original recipe says to brine for 4 hours but I left it for 24.

When ready to use, rinse the chicken peices several times in cold water then pat dry with paper towels. Don't skip this step or you may end up with really salty chicken.

Grill until no longer pink inside then brush barbecue sauce on and grill for another minute or two on each side. Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

Tip: You could probably just sprinkle on some spices and grill instead of using a sauce. However you cook it after brining is up to you.

Original Recipe:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Simple-Chicken-Brine/Detail.aspx

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