|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 98g||36%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 89g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Brining chicken, turkey, and other poultry is a great way to add flavor and moisture to the meat before cooking it. This easy brine recipe can be used for brining a whole turkey breast, a whole chicken, or a whole turkey.
In its simplest form, brine is a solution of salt in water. Generally, for brining chicken, turkey and other poultry, we add sugar and a few simple spices.
When you add your poultry to the brine solution, the liquid should be icy. Room temperature brine can be a food safety hazard.
1 gallon water
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon whole allspice
8 cups ice
Gather the ingredients.
Combine the water, salt, sugar, peppercorns, and allspice in a large stockpot. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugar.
Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Allow the brine to cool completely.
Add the ice and then immerse the turkey breast or whatever item being brined. Weigh it down if necessary.
Transfer to a refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove the turkey breast and rinse it thoroughly, when ready to roast. Pour out the brine solution at this point. Cook turkey, per recipe instructions.