Brining Leg Quarters

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by mama's smoke, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Anyone have a good brine recipe (nothing fancy) for chicken leg quarters?
     
  2. timtimmay

    timtimmay Action Team

    Pepper, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder (in addition to salt of course)
     
  3. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    In how much water? Don't want to add too much salt?
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not that you really need to brine. Since I have BP issues, I skip brining due to the excess salt content. Chicken still comes out great.
     
  6. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I go with 1 gal H20, 1 cup salt & 1 cup of sugar. Simple and the chicken tastes like chicken.
     
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    mballi got ya covered there, that be a good brine fer all poultry, lower in salt cause lots of us gotta watch the blood pressure.

    I soak my quarters overnight in that same brine an they come out mighty tastey.

    Here's some a did a spell back.
     
  8. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Yep.
    Pretty simple and pretty good.

    Add other spices (rub, garlic, citrus, etc.) as you see fit.

    It all depends on what sort of flavor profile you're going for.

    I saw a Greek marinade on TV that sounded great (citrus, olive oil, garlic and herbs...thin it a bit with water or wine).

    Another source of ideas is with those envelopes you see at the grocery store (seems I've seen several marinades for chicken that might be worth a try).

    You probably want more precise recipe, but I've always simply thrown stuff together until it tasted the way I wanted and have good results doing that.
     

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