Brining my chicken in beer isn’t something that I get to do often. Truth be told I’d rather drink the beer then use it in a brine 🤷🏻♀️. But every once & a while we have an unfinished keg leftover from a party with plenty of beer to spare. I never let this opportunity pass without using some for a chicken brine.
Any beer will do but this is how I make mine:
💥Add a whole chicken to a large pot💥Add to that- 5 crushed Garlic Cloves, 5 sprigs of Thyme, 5 sprigs of Sage, Black Pepper, 2 roughly chopped Shallots, 2/3 c Brown Sugar & 1 c Salt. 💥Pour about 4 cups of Beer (or enough to cover the chicken) on top 💥Cover & refrigerate over night
⚡️When it’s time to cook the chicken make sure you drain it from the brine & dry it really well. Season & cook the chicken however you like.
The chicken will be so juicy & tender. Totally worth using the beer up for this
I hope you guys like this one as much as I do.
💜 Al Dente Diva
About Al Dente Diva
Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.
As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.