Hands-On Time
7 Mins
Total Time
7 Mins
Makes 6 cups (enough for 1 1/2 pounds of meat or poultry–a small chicken, a turkey breast, or about 4 pork chops)



How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare basic brine, combine first 4 ingredients in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add ingredients for either the spice flavoring or the herb flavoring; seal bag, shaking until salt and sugar dissolve.

Step 2

Tip: For larger cuts of meat or a larger bird like a turkey, triple or quadruple the mixture.

Cooking Light Real Family Food

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