Need a brine recipe.

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by bobbyt, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. I mixed up a brine recipe last night that one of the kids uses on his birds. Went to use it this morning and the wife says it smells terrible and not to use it. Now I need a new one in a hurray so can get the chicken in it today and into the smoker tomorrow.
    Can anyone recommend a good recipe. most of the family doesn't like a real spicy/hot meat. Thx
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Here you go...Just used this on Fried Chicken last night! Cut in half if using a small bird...JJ

    Families Favorite Brine

    1/2C Kosher Salt

    2T Paprika

    2T Gran. Garlic

    2T Gran. Onion

    2T Dry Thyme

    2T Black Pepper

    1C Vinegar (Any)

    1-11/2Gal Cold Water to cover Chi

    1/2C Brown Sugar, Optional

    1T Red Pepper Flake Optional

    Mix well and Soak the Bird over night or up to 24 Hours.

    Remove the Chix, rinse if desired and pat dry with paper towels.

    Place in an open container in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours for the Skin to dry.

    This will give a crispier skin when Smokng or Roasting...
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  3. Thanks. Will try that one.
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Make sure your Bird is not bad. It is unusual for a Brine to get stinky...JJ
     
  5. jkenow

    jkenow Newbie

    Do you also but a rub on the bird after the brine?
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yes but leave the salt out of the rub. There is enough in the bird...JJ
     
  7. I've done this brine recipe a few times for smoking and grilling chicken and I'm doing it again this weekend, always gets rave reviews, can't go wrong. Even 5 hour brine was good, but I recommend 24.
     
  8. essexsmoker

    essexsmoker Smoke Blower

    Sorry if this sounds dumb, but what is 2T? Teaspoons or tablespoons?

    Thanks.
     
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not dumb at all..." T " Tablespoons. " tsp " teaspoons...JJ 
     
  10. essexsmoker

    essexsmoker Smoke Blower

    Smashing, thanks. Just that we generally use tbsp and tsp in the UK. I assumed that's what it was, but better safe than sorry. Ta.
     

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