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Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 35 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together first 7 ingredients and 2 qt. water in a large stockpot. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until salt and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat, and cool 1 hour. Place chicken breasts in brine; cover and chill 1 to 3 hours.

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  • Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Drain chicken, discarding brine. Pat chicken dry with paper towels, and sprinkle with desired amount of black pepper. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

  • Note: This brine will season up to 12 chicken breasts.

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