how to: brined roast chicken
There are few things as comforting as a succulent roast chicken, but brining can take it to a whole new level. Follow our simple step-by-step so you can serve up a perfectly juicy and tender chicken yourself. Click the steps to reveal the full recipe!
YOU WILL NEED:
• 1 x 1.6kg chicken
• 2 lemons, sliced
• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• sea salt and cracked black pepper
• 1 small bunch fresh bay leaves
• 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
• ½ cup (150g) rock salt
• 1 cup (175g) brown sugar
• 1 cup (250ml) malt vinegar
• 3 litres water
+ Make sure not to brine the chicken for longer than 12 hours or it may be too salty.
+ You can prepare the brine ahead of time. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days
+ You can use this same brining solution when cooking pork chops or chicken breasts.