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.




    165º done.




  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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