Brined Chicken Breasts
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories136Total Fat1.5 gSaturated Fat0.5 gSodium949 mgTotal Carbohydrate2 gDietary Fiber0 gProtein27.5 g
Servings and Times
Servings2Marinating Time30 minutes
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresBoneless, skinless chicken breast halves2 (5-ounce)Water1 + 3 cupsSugar2 tablespoonsKosher salt (or 1 tablespoon table salt)2 tablespoonsIce cubes1 cup
  • Directions
  • Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound until about ½ inch thick all around.
  • Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a small sauce pan over high heat. Mix in the sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a 4-cup glass measure. Add ice cubes and enough water to make 4 cups.
  • Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag or covered plastic container. Pour in the brine mixture and seal. Brine for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • While chicken is brining, prepare the grill.
  • Drain chicken and place on grill. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until juices run clear. Serve with sweet pickle relish.



  • Exchanges
    4 very lean meats

    Side Suggestions: Grilled Squash
    Slice 1 squash lengthwise into long, wide strips. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with ¼ teaspoon herbs de Provence, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and ground pepper to taste. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until tender with nice grill marks.

    Side Suggestions: Rice Pilaf
    Cook according to package directions.

    Side Suggestions: Sweet Pickle Relish




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