Brine for Chicken and Turkey

Brine for Chicken and Turkey

Brining chicken, turkey, and other poultry is a great way to add flavor and moisture. This easy brine recipe will show you how.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the water, salt, sugar, peppercorns, and allspice in a large stockpot. Stir to dissolve the salt and sugar.
  3. Step 3

    Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Allow the brine to cool completely.
  4. Step 4

    Add the ice and then immerse the turkey breast or whatever item being brined. Weigh it down if necessary.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer to a refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Step 6

    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.