BBB Brined Breasts with Q-View

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by navigator, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    I made up a gallon of brine for my first attempt at BB bacon and realized that I probably could have done with 1/2 gallon so I poured some into a gallon ziplock bad and tossed 2 chicken breasts in it overnight. Today I threw them on the Big Green Egg indirect set the Guru at 400º with some apple chunks and 35 minutes later they were at 160º.

    I let them rest for 5-10 minutes and they at 168º.

    They were super moist and tender, a slightly sweet taste and a hint of molasses. They were not too salty I would say just right (I normally add salt to my chicken at the table).

    I just put some boneless skinless breasts in the brine but will take them out tonight and grill them up tomorrow.

    I hope the BBB turns out this good.

    The Brine:

    1/2 gallon (2 quarts) water
    1/2 gallon (2 quarts) apple juice


    1 cup kosher salt

    1 cup brown sugar

    4 oz pure maple syrup

    5 oz molasses

    36 grams (1.26 oz) pink #1 curing salt

    11 hours in the brine.

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    Rubbed

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    165º done.

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    Juicy

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  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    Brining makes such a big difference in poultry.  Never thought about using molasses in it.  Great idea thanks for sharing the recipe.
     
  4. navigator

    navigator ImpEx - Users Awaiting Email Confirmation

    Them birds looks fantastic. 

    I have one in the freezer as we speak. I have done them on the pellet grill, La Caja China, and cookshack electric but never on the egg (yet).
     

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