Boneless, Skinless Honey-Brined Chicken Breasts

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Ratings (13)
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
362 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
33g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You will be surprised how much moister your boneless-skinless chicken breasts are when you give them a soak in this simple honey brine.

Through osmosis, brining raises the internal temperature at which the moisture is forced out of a protein, resulting in much juicier meat. Once brined, the chicken breasts are ready to use in your favorite recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart cold water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Steps to Make It

  1. Add the water, salt, and honey to a 4-qt container. Whisk until the salt is completely dissolved. Add the chicken breast, and place a small plate on top to assure the chicken is submerged.

  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 2 hours. Remove the chicken from the brine, and pat dry with paper towels. They're now ready to cook in any recipe that calls for boneless-skinless chicken breasts.