A simple brine to make poultry more juicy and flavorful.
- 1 Gallon cold water
- 1/2 C pickling salt
- 1/3 C sugar
- 1 orange
- 1 lime
- Peppercorns to taste
- Mix together first three ingredients in a large stainless steel stock pot.
- Quarter the fruit, squeeze the juice into the pot and place and add the rinds. Add the peppercorns and chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Remove chicken from the brine and rinse. Prepare the chicken in whatever way you wish.