How to Brine Chicken

How to Brine Chicken


  • 1 cup table salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 litre hot water
  • 3 litres cold water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 whole chicken


  1. Add the salt, sugar and black peppercorns to a large stock pot of 8 quart square plastic food storage container.

  2. Pour in the hot water and stir until the salt and sugar have dissolved.

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  4. Pour in the cold water and throw in the bay leaves.

  5. Lower in the chicken and position so it is fully immersed in the water.

  6. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 12-24 hours.

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