Savory Chicken Brine
Ingredients (Recipe for a 16-24 pound turkey)2 gallons Cold Water
10 ounces Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dried sage
2 tablespoons dried celery seed
1 tablespoon dried thyme
InstructionsThe night before roasting, remove giblets; rinse chicken inside and out. In a large stock pot mix water with remaining ingredients. Stir well until all the salt is dissolved. Place chicken in the pot cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Remove chicken from the brine, rinsing well. Follow your regular cooking instructions.
I followed this recipe and then baked the chicken yesterday for dinner. My family complimented me and everyone ate the chicken. I had a bit left over and we took it for our lunches today at work.
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