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
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.