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National Championship Citrus Chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by satisfied mind, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. I'm having some people over for the Florida vs. Ohio State game tomorrow night and I'm cooking up a citrus feast.

    I'm brining a very large hen, a medium hen, and two cornish hens. I have a favorite brine that I like to use which consists of:

    1 gallon of water
    1/2 gallon of orange juice
    1/4 gallon of apple-cranberry juice
    1/2 cup of lemon juice
    1/2 cup of lime juice
    1/3 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup maple syrup
    two diced apples
    twenty sliced grapes
    7-8 sticks of cinnamon
    7-8 bunches of mint
    2 cups kosher salt
    2 cups turbinado sugar
    1 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 cup lemon pepper salt seasoning

    I'm also going to use Bad Byron's Butt Rub on both hens, but I want to try something else for the cornish hens. Does anyone have a suggestion for a glaze or something else?

    I just got the birds in the brine and I'll put them on around 11 a.m. tomorrow morning to cook until kickoff, around 7 p.m. in the evening.

    I love this forum, I've already learned so much.
  2. Welcome to SMF. That is one heck of a brine.
    Maybe you should wander over to the "roll call" area so everyone can give you a proper welcome.
  3. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Satisfied
    Just the brine and a good smoke sounds fascinating to me...

    Please do "roll call" and let everyone know your here....tell us more about your smoker and anything you would like to add.
  4. q3131a

    q3131a Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    GO CANES!!!

    Oh, sorry, wrong year.