Sweet Tea Brined Chicken
This crisp, golden-brown Brined Chicken is tender, juicy and full of flavor. The sweet tea chicken brine works well for roasting, grilling or smoking either a whole chicken or individual chicken pieces — so you can enjoy the easy dinner recipe all year long!
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 c coarse kosher salt
1 t pepper
1 dried bay leaf
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 sprigs fresh thyme
4 cloves garlic ( smashed and peeled )
1 small onion ( thinly sliced )
4 lbs bone in skin on chicken pieces
- In a large pot, combine sweet tea, lemon juice, kosher salt, pepper, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, garlic and onion. Bring to a simmer over high heat. You do not need to rapidly boil the liquid; just...
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