Chicken recipes, using brine?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Spitman, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dose anyone have some awesome chicken recipes that use brine . I want to blow my wife out of her seat with a dish I can make her for mothers day. I'm using some of my first time processed heritage breed rooster culls. I love to cook, and I'm capable in the kitchen. I'm looking for something really special . Thanks any ideas
     
  2. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    We make this brine for chickens and turkey. Cut the measurements in half for a single chicken.

    Poultry Brine

    3/4 cup coarse kosher salt (or 1/2 c table salt without iodine)
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 cup boiling water
    3 1/2 quarts (14 cups) cold water
    1 pint (2 cups) dry white wine - Riesling, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc
    1 tablespoon pepper
    Several sprigs of thyme, rosemary and/or sage - optional (use your favorite herbs)

    You can also leave out the wine and up the water to 1 gallon

    What a nice gift idea! Hope the meal is lovely!
     
  3. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'll try your brine, have a blessed day !
     
  4. JAPJRGIRL21

    JAPJRGIRL21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dumb question, but how long should the chicken soak in the brine?
     
  5. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    We like 24 hrs soaking time, refrigerated.
     
  6. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is one of my favorite brines. I use it for alot of chicken recipes like BBQ chicken, fried chicken.

    here is the bbq chicken recipe if you want.
    http://www.tammysfoodblog.com/chicken/barbecue-chicken-with-easy-balsamic-bbq-sauce/

    this is the brine:

    Brine:
    1 cup of water
    1/2 cup of kosher salt
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    2 bay leaves
    2 TB peppercorns
    4 garlic cloves crushed
    3 lemons cut in half (will squeeze juice into and leave lemons skins in brine)
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    5 sprigs of fresh thyme

    BUT this is my absolute favorite chicken recipe. In it you use a salt "brine" and let the chicken sit in fridge for a couple days and it is sooo good and the skin gets crispy...the absolute BEST way to roast chicken and the bread salad that goes with it is amazing.

    http://www.tammysfoodblog.com/chicken/zuni-roast-chicken-with-bread-salad/
     

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