We all know that brining turkey, chicken or pork helps make the meat extra juicy. Adding salt and sugar to a water bath changes the molecular structure of the meat allowing it to hold more moisture. The results are usually delicious… especially in turkey.
But sometimes you may not need to prepare a whole turkey or even a whole chicken. The brine for larger cuts of meats or birds requires a large pan or sometimes a bucket. But sometimes you may just want that one chicken breast you are cooking to end up with the same tender juicy flavor. To achieve this, simply apply your favorite brine recipe to the chicken breast and let it soak in the brine in a larger Hefty Slider bag in your refrigerator. You’ll have to modify the recipe by reducing the amount of liquid, salt and sugar to match the size of meat you are brining. Just keep the ratios of ingredients the same and the brine should work beautifully.