Using brine is a great way to ensure juicy poultry. Brine is a simple salt-based liquid marinade that helps flavor and juices be absorbed into the meat through osmosis. In less fatty cuts of meat, such as boneless chicken breasts, brining is critical.
This simple Paleo Bird Brine Recipe is great for chicken, but can be used for any type of poultry.
Here is how to make my Paleo Bird Brine.
- 1.5 Cups – Water
- ¼ Cup – Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 TBSP – Salt
- ½ TSP – Garlic Powder
- ¼ TSP – Onion Powder
- 1 TBSP – Unfiltered Local Honey (Optional)
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl making sure the salt gets dissolved into the solution. Place poultry into the bowl making sure it is completely covered by the brine. Cover bowl and allow the poultry to marinade for 1 hour in the fridge. Then cook the poultry however the main recipe calls for it to be cooked.