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How to Brine Chicken in 30 Minutes - Quick and Easy!

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How to Brine Chicken in 30 Minutes - Ever wonder how restaurants end up with such juicy chicken breasts? Brining lean meats, such as chicken, in a saltwater solution, only takes 30 minutes and makes such a difference!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 lbs 1x


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  • 2 lbs chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 L (4 cups) cold water
  • 1/4 cup table salt


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the salt and water.  Add the chicken once all the salt has dissolved and place the bowl in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and pat dry the chicken breasts with a paper towel.  The chicken is ready to use in your favourite recipes!


  • this brine is enough for 2 lbs of chicken, 1 pork tenderloin or 4 small pork chops
  • Author: Cat
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Brining
  • Cuisine: American, Carnivore, PSMF
  • Diet: Diabetic


  • Serving Size: 6 oz cooked
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 53
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