Roasted Chicken with Traditional Brining Blend

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Ingredients

1 chicken (3-5 pounds)
2 cups boiling water
3 cups ice cubes
3 quarts cold water
2 tablespoons olive oil or softened butter

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
1 - 2 hours
Refrigeration Time: 
6-10 hours
Resting Time: 
20 minutes
Total Time: 
12 hours, 30 minutes
Serving size: 
4

Directions

1. In a large pot bring 2 cups of water to boil. Stir in the Traditional Brining Blend. Stir until salt and sugar has dissolved.
2. Add ice cubes to the brining water and stir until melted. Add mixture to a large container. Then stir in 3 quarts of cold water. The water temperature should be 45°F or colder.
3. Add in the chicken. Add more water if needed to completely cover the chicken. Refrigerate for 6-10 hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
5. Rub chicken with olive oil or softened butter inside and out. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan.
6. Roast for 1 to 2 hours, or until a thermometer inserted in the chicken thigh reads 160ºF. Check temperature at ¾ cooking time as brined meat cooks faster than unbrined meat.
7. Remove the chicken from the pan, place on the cutting surface and cover tightly with foil for 20 minutes before carving.

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Recipe Tip:
To add even more flavor to the chicken, combine two tablespoons of Victoria Taylor’s Herbes de Provence with olive oil or butter and rub on chicken before roasting.
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