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Ale Chicken Brine

by , Owner, Hartz Spice, Portland, Oregon

Easy Recipe

Looking for a great way to grill your Smart Chicken? Use your favorite beer or ale to create this tasty brine.

  • 4 skinless Smart Chicken breasts
  • 2 bottles ale
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Combine all ingredients over medium heat until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Cool completely. Brine chicken for 4 hours. Rinse and pat dry. Grill chicken to 165°F, and serve with caramelized onions and roasted red peppers.