Poultry Brine

Poultry Brine

This simple poultry brine recipe works with the added power of pickling spices and vinegar.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Dissolve salt and brown sugar in water in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Allow solution to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Add vinegar, pickling spice, black pepper, allspice, garlic powder , and tarragon. Mix well.
  3. Step 3

    Add cleaned poultry, submerging as best as you can, and brine for 1 hour per pound in the refrigerator. Turn occasionally if part of the poultry is not fully submerged so all parts of the bird are brined. Alternatively, if your container is large enough, make a double or triple batch of brine for a larger bird.
  4. Step 4

    Thoroughly rinse all the brine from the poultry before cooking. Otherwise, there will be a salty flavor to the bird.