Make Your chicken into GREAT CHICKEN
At my home we buy good quality local organic chicken when we can, from Texas Meats in the corner of shed 2 down at the Dallas Farmers Market. Sometimes I will buy it at Whole Foods or Central Market if they are having a sale. But more often than not I buy boneless skinless chicken breast at Tom Thumb in the big value packs. It is just so much cheaper.
So no matter what I buy, I bring it home and put 1-2 breast halves in a ziplock bag and throw it in the freezer. This way it will last a really long time and be portioned just right for a meal for 2.Freaking Great Chicken:
Frozen or Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
A big bowl large enough to submerge your chicken plus some extra wiggle room
Honey (i never measure, 1 tablespoon for each breast maybe a little less)
Kosher Salt (2 Table Spoons for each breast)
Add some honey and kosher salt to the bowl, whisk until salt and honey are completely dissolved. Add Chicken.
If frozen: When it is thawed it will be ready or you can go up to 12 hours just cover and put the bowl in the fridge when thawed.
If fresh: Cover and put the bowl in the fridge, Brine for 1 – 12 hours.
Remove chicken from brine and dry off. Rub with a little oil. Then grind some black pepper on both sides.
This is a base for GREAT CHICKEN. It will be so freaking juicy and yummy.
Season it however you want, just don’t add any more salt or use a seasoning mix that has salt. Cook it however you want. My old stand-by is grilled with a little No-salt Cavender’s Greek Seasoning.
I am going to eat this right now.