Sunday, November 11, 2012

How to Brine a Chicken or Turkey using Kikkoman Soy Sauce YUMMY! #JuicyBirdProject

How to Brine a Chicken or Turkey using Kikkoman Soy Sauce YUMMY! #JuicyBirdProject
I was recently offered the chance to learn how to brine a chicken.  I have never done this before for any kind of meat like a chicken or even a turkey for Thanksgiving.  So I jumped on the chance to learn.   Not only for myself but for my readers who like me never heard of brining before.
Brining is actually a simple and easy process that takes no cooking skills or special cooking tools, I couldn't believe it.
Brining is like marinading, it helps keep the meat moist and tender during the cooking process.  Brining increases the moisture of the meat resulting in a moister meat when cooked.
Salt helps change the structure of the tissue in the meat which allows the meat to absorb water and flavorings.  All and all resulting in a tender juicier Chicken or Turkey!
A hidden secret the chefs don't tell you.
Give it a Try its quite easy!

Required ingredients:
3/4 cup Salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Kikkomans soy sauce
1 gallon cold water
1 whole turkey or chicken
Large cooking pot or bowl
measuring cup
In a Large Cooking Pot or bowl, measure out 1 gal water. (16 cups = 1 gal water)
in the measuring cup measure 3/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 3/4 cup Sugar, 3/4 cup Salt
Combine above ingredients with water and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved .

Separately remove the giblets from the chicken or turkey, rinse the chicken or turkey inside and out with cold water.  The lastly add the whole chicken or turkey to the brine you created in the large cooking pot or bowl.
Cover and place in the refrigerator 4hrs to 24hrs depending on how long you do in advance.

After you have waited the 4 - 24hrs for the brining process, remove the whole chicken or turkey from the Brine, Rinse well inside and out.  Sprinkle with seasoning salt and Cook in the over at 400 degrees for 20 minutes per pound + 15minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked.
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I received a Free Kikkoman Kit from Smiley360 in return for this post on how to brine a chicken using Kikkoman Soy Sauce.

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1 comment:

Mrs. Stephens said...

That looks so yummy. I will be brining a bird really soon.