Brined Chicken Breasts
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Brined Chicken Breasts

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size½ of recipe
Calories136
Total Fat1.5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Sodium949 mg
Total Carbohydrate2 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Protein27.5 g

Servings and Times

Servings2
Marinating Time30 minutes

Ingredients and Preparation

IngredientsMeasures
Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves2 (5-ounce)
Water 1 + ~3 cups
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Kosher salt (or 1 tablespoon table salt)2 tablespoons
Ice cubes1 cup
  1. Directions
  2. Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound until about ½ inch thick all around.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. While chicken is brining, prepare the grill.
  6. 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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