How to Brine a Chicken – Basic Chicken Brine Recipe

Basic Chicken Brine –  A simple chicken brine with only 3 ingredients that produce juicy and moist chicken!  



  1. Mix brine ingredients together well with a whisk.
  2. Place 1 whole chicken weighing 3 to 6 pounds (thawed) in the brine for 8  hours overnight. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Remove chicken from brine and rinse the chicken well under water. You are now ready to make a tender juicy chicken dish of your choosing.