Brining – The Secret to Tender, Juicy BBQ Chicken
What’s the secret to tender, juicy BBQ chicken? Well, I guess I already gave it away…
Brining. Watch Tyler Florence from Food Network show you how it’s done.
An even simpler approach is to just use salt and sugar – even white sugar. You will definitely notice a huge difference in how your chicken comes out. This will work especially well on boneless breasts – as they lack some of the flavor that bones impart, turkey and pork as well.
Make sure you let it brine for at least 15 minutes – I prefer 30 minutes to an hour for maximum flavor.
It needs to be in the refrigerator, otherwise the temperature of your meat will be in the danger zone for bacterial growth – and that’s no good. And as Tyler notes – make sure you dry your meat off so that it doesn’t steam and you get a good char and crispy skin.
I like to use dry rubs for grilling and then finish off with a great sauce.
How to Brine Chicken | Sunset Magazine