How to Brine Chicken?

Learn how to brine chicken and tenderize your meat at home! Brined chicken is moist, delicious and bursting with flavor. The marinade consists of salt, garlic, herbs, peppercorns, bay leaves, and water. This mixture should be added to a large pot of water and simmered until the salt dissolves. Once the brine is ready, add the chicken and refrigerate it until needed.

A dry brine, or rub, is similar to a wet brine. It’s applied to the chicken overnight, drawing out moisture and converting it to a concentrated brine that breaks down the protein in the meat.