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Honey-Brined Boneless-Skinless Chicken Breasts

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Chicken Breast fillets cooked with honey
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You will be surprised how much moister your boneless-skinless chicken breasts are when you give them a soak in this simple honey brine.

Through osmosis, brining raises the internal temperature at which the moisture is forced out of a protein, resulting in much juicier meat. Once brined, the chicken breasts are ready to use in your favorite recipes.

Makes 4 Honey-Brined Boneless-Skinless Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 quart cold water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 large (8-oz) boneless-skinless chicken breasts


Add the water, salt, and honey to a 4-qt container. Whisk until the salt is completely dissolved. Add the chicken breast, and place a small plate on top to assure the chicken is submerged.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but no longer than 2 hours. Remove the chicken from the brine, and pat dry with paper towels. They're now ready to cook in any recipe that calls for boneless-skinless chicken breasts.
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 5 out of 5
Thee Brine, Member jusjt

This Flavor of Brine works very well with Turkey. Just increase the amounts and time. You do not neet to keep very cool.

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