Lemon-Herb Brine For 1 Chicken, Whole Or Cut Into Pieces

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Michael Ruhlman


Made it. Roasted the chicken which tasted good but not great. If you want a easy brine this is it; but if you want a brine for a great tasting chicken this is not the one I would recommend. I am still in search of one.
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15 ounces water (or 1/2 liter)

3 ounces salt (or 100 grams)

fresh herbs (I used sage above)

4 cloves garlic

1 small onion sliced

1 lemon halved

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoons black peppercorns, cracked beneath a saute pan

15 ounces ice (500 grams ice), or 15 ounces of ice water

1 chicken (3 to 4 pounds)

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