Sunday, June 12, 2011

Greek Flavoured Chicken Brine Recipe

I used this with chicken drumsticks but these flavours would also go well with pork.

4 servings

8 chicken drumsticks
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups water
2 cups ice
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 lemon

In a pot, combine salt, sugar and water. Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Stir in spices and ice. It should cool completely, if not, add more ice or just let it sit until it's cool. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it into the brine, include the lemon halves as well.

 Add the chicken pieces to a zipper bag or container. Pour the brine over and marinate for several hours. I marinated overnight. Remove the chicken from the brine and cook it however you like. Barbecue is great but it also works well baked in the oven with shake and bake coating.

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