How To Make Brine For Tender Juicy Chicken & Other Poultry Every Time. Here is a simple Brine recipe for your poultry so you can make tender juicy chicken, turkey, duck or wild game bird each and every time! If you need something to brine your poultry in try a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. 1/2 Gallon Cool Water 1/2 Cup Course Kosher Salt 1/3 Cup White Sugar 1 Lime Sliced DIRECTIONS: Combine everything except limes and stir until dissolved. Squeeze and add limes. Add poultry and refrigerate 4 - 12 hours. Throughly rinse poultry after brining, discard brine. Season poultry and cook as desired. This is enough to do 2 whole chickens. If you need more brine just double the recipe. You can also add other things to fit your taste like rosemary, thyme, mint, bay leaves, cilantro, clove, allspice, beer, fruit juice, garlic, ginger, hot peppers and so much more. Try combinations. WARNING!!! Avoid using bbq rubs or heavy seasonings in the brine, save that for actually putting on the chicken. Most of these will not soak into the meat to impart flavor and you will just be wasting your product as it will go down the drain when you discard the brine. Aromatics and things that can dissolve or combine with the brine solution work best. If you want to use any seasonings make sure they are "Powders" like garlic powder and such, but again I prefer to just use garlic cloves for that matter.