This recipe makes enough for 1 whole chicken, cut into parts, or six 1-inch-thick bone-in pork chops.

ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into parts, or six 1-inch-thick bone-in pork chops
  • Pepper

directions

Bring the water, salt and honey to a simmer in a medium-size saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until the salt dissolves. Let cool completely.

Place the chicken or pork in a bowl, and pour the cooled brine over the top. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 hours. Remove the meat from the brine, rinse under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Season with pepper before grilling.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Martha Stewart Living. All rights reserved.

RecID 11461

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