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Brined Chicken Breasts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 136
Total Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 949 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 27.5 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2
Marinating Time 30 minutes

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 (5-ounce)
Water 1 + 3 cups
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Kosher salt (or 1 tablespoon table salt) 2 tablespoons
Ice cubes 1 cup

Directions

  1. Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound until about ½ inch thick all around.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. While chicken is brining, prepare the grill.
  5. 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