Roasted Chicken with Smoky Brining Blend

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2 cups boiling water
3 cups ice cubes
3 quarts cold water
4 split chicken breasts

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Resting Time: 
3 -6 hours
Total Time: 
6, hours, 40 minutes
Serving size: 


1. In a large pot bring 2 cups of water to boil. Stir in the Smoky Brining Blend. Stir until salt and sugar has dissolved.
2. Add ice cubes to the brining water and stir until melted. Then stir in 3 quarts of cold water or enough to completely cover the chicken. Water temperature should be 45°F or colder.
3. Add in the chicken, cover and refrigerate for 3-6 hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
5. Remove chicken from brine and pat dry. Do not rinse!
6. Arrange chicken on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes until internal temperate reaches 160ºF.


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Recipe Tip:
I love serving this with couscous and a fruit salsa.
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