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Cuisine: Cuban
     Serving Size: 1 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Brining Chickens

Date Added: January 27, 2013


3/4 Cup Salt (to taste)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Molasses divided
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder ;
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Gallon Water Heated To 105F
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1. All you who don\'t brine yer chickens, listen up.

2. I know this whole thing went down a while ago, but.

3. ... I started brining the chicken I\'ve been doing since the consensus on the porch was to do it.

4. Now finally today I did six chickens at the same time and decided to try to see what difference it really makes.

5. Well, it\'s a big deal!! I did two with a salt, pepper and paprika rub and the other four were brined overnight with 3/4 cup salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup molasses and 1 tsp each of garlic and onion powder per gallon of water.

6. All six were smoked at about 250F for around 2 1/2 hours.

7. I used almond wood and moped with 1/2 corn oil and 1/2 coke along with salt and pepper and rosemary.

8. The result: no comparison. While the non-brined was ok, the brined birds had a lot more smoke flavor and were also much more moist.

9. The skin on the brined chickens did not crisp while the non-brined skins did.

10. This is a minor price to pay. Overall, DO IT.

11. Any one who doesn\'t brine their birds is missing out big time.

12. Not that I wasn\'t a believer before, now I will definitely not even consider doing it otherwise.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Sulfites, Garlic, Natural Sweeteners, Onion allergies.
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