Brine for Roasted Chicken

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Recipe for a herbed-brine for roasting chicken.
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  • ServesBrine for 1 whole chicken

Ingredients

    • 3 lemons cut in half
    • 1 cup kosher salt
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup garlic cloves, crushed
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1/4 cup whole black peppercorns
    • 5 jalapenos split and seeded
    • 1 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
    • 1 gallon cold water

Instructions

Place all ingredients together in container big enough to hold whole chicken and mix well.

Rinse whole roasting chicken, be sure to remove giblets and any loose parts from cavity. Submerge in brine for 18 to 24 hours, refrigerated.

Roast according to usual method
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