My BBQ Chicken Brine

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by ecto1, May 20, 2011.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK this is the Brine I use on BBQ chicken.  I like it because it gives the meat a sweet taste without bbq sauce.  It got me to the final table in my last cook off and hopefully helps me get some hardware this weekend.

    1 Gallon Water

    1/3 cup kosher salt

    1/2 cup dark brown sugar

    1 TBS Tony Chachery's

    1 tsp cumin

    4 cloves of Garlic

    2 bay leaves

    Mix all ingrediants well and put into a gallon jug place gallon jug in freezer for 24 hours.  Spatchcock chicken and brine for 6 to 8 hours.
     
  2. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    That looks really good Ecto, I'm going to try it. One question though, you say to put jug in freezer for 24 hours. Won't it freeze solid?
     
  3. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good, ECT01. Question for you-do you use Tony Chachery's    Cajun seasoning or Creole seasoning? or is that your "secrect" in this recipe??[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  4. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Salt water does not freeze as easy but you are right it does freeze.   You can put in the fridge if you want to use ASAP.   I make it and then take it out and place in the truck to take to comps so any slush and ice that has formed is gone. As long as you get it cold you could just leave it in for a couple of hours.  I am just writing it down the way I use it.  The time will differ for different people    I want it as cold as possible so my chicken is brined cold and I stay in the safety zone.  I place the chicken in a 2 1/2 gallon ziplock bag and add brine place back in the fridge at home or an ice chest if at a comp.    
     
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cajun Seasoning the important part is the fresh garlic IMHO and the Dark Brown Sugar.
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Sounds great!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

      Craig
     
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great-the reason I asked is because I have both of Tony's seasonings.
     
     
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for sharing - looks great. Will give it a try for sure
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Will definitely will give it a try, Thanks!
     

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