Using Chicken Brine Will Enhance Flavor and Moisture

A good chicken brine recipe is a great way to start when smoking chicken. Slow cooking chicken in a smoker can dry the meat and spoil dinner time.

With a brine solution you can add moisture and add flavor as a bonus.

Try out the recipes below and feel free to add or subtract juices and spices to fit your taste.

½ - gallon water

½ - cup salt (without iodine)

½ - cup onion finely chopped

2 - table spoons coarse ground pepper

4 - crushed garlic cloves

1 - table spoon taragon

Bring water and all ingredients to a boil and continue boiling for 15 minutes.

Place liquid in large plastic container and cool in refrigerator then add chicken.

Soak chicken for 1 hour per pound.

Remove chicken from salt solution and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Pat dry.

If you like chicken that is on the spicy side try the recipe below.

½ - gallon water

½ - cup salt ( without iodine)

4 - 4 ounce cans diced green chili peppers

2 - 4 ounce cans diced jalapeno peppers

2 - table spoons black pepper

When smoking chicken, brining is the way to go. Lets get Smoky!

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Return from chicken brine to brine

Return from chicken brine to smoking meat