My Texas Kitchen

Make Your chicken into GREAT CHICKEN

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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.

Super Easy Chicken Brine

Super Easy Chicken Brine

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)
Olive oil
Black Pepper

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.

Great Chicken - Grilled


I am going to eat this right now.


Written by mytexaskitchen

July 23, 2010 at 1:02 am

3 Responses

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  1. ohhhhh! I grilled our local, free-ranged, organic chicken last night using Chris’ suggestion/post. It really does make the chicken super juicy. Very cool, thanks for posting!


    July 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm

  2. DRRRRRRRROOOOOOOL. Just got some chicken last night to grill and use in salads. I am doing this, fo shizzzle!

    Joe C

    July 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

  3. […] 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast for every per person, Preferably brined so it is super juicy, if not frozen slice into fingers and then brine […]

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