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Bourbon-brined grilled chicken breasts

post #1 of 5
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Hey folks,

 

To me, there are not many things that go together better than bourbon and meat. So, here's my way to never more drying those breasts out when grilling. 

 

 

 

 

- 4 chicken breasts halves, skinless and boneless

- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

 

For the brine: 

 

- 2 tbsp coarse salt

- 4 tbsp sugar (brown is better, but any will do)

- 10-12 allspice berries

- 2 dry bay leaves

- 2 garlic cloves, smashed with the side of a cleaver

- 1/4 cup bourbon (Jim Beam or Jack Daniels or your favorite one)

- 4 cups water (1 - hot, 3 - cold)

 

To make the brine, mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add 1 cup of boiling hot water. Stir well until salt and sugar are fully dissolved, then - add the bourbon and the remaining 3 cups of cold water. Put the chicken breast halves in the brine and let them sit there, refrigerated, for 5-6 hours. 

 

When ready to cook, pull the breasts out of the brine, pat dry with paper towel and brush with olive oil. Grill on medium heat (350F) about 4-5 minutes per side, till the meat reaches inner temperature of 160F and feels firm to touch.

post #2 of 5

Sounds great. I have to try this. Thanks for posting the recipe.

 

Disco

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Originally Posted by Disco View Post
 

Sounds great. I have to try this. Thanks for posting the recipe.

 

Disco

 

You are welcome!

post #4 of 5
Sounds really good and probably goes nicely with a glass of bourbon !
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Originally Posted by worktogthr View Post

Sounds really good and probably goes nicely with a glass of bourbon !

 

Thanks! By all means, yes :)

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