Boneless, Skinless Honey-Brined Chicken Breasts

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
362 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 7174mg 312%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 33g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*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.
(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.