Basil-and-Black-Pepper-Brined Chicken
Basil-and-Black-Pepper-Brined Chicken
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Cooking the chicken on the stove top beforehand takes all the guesswork out of grilling bone-in pieces. The brine, which does double duty as an overnight bath and a cooking liquid, infuses it with flavor and ensures it stays juicy. Recipe courtesy of Erin French, chef and owner of Lost Kitchen in Freedom, ME.

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • Coarse salt
    • 1/4 cup black peppercorns, crushed with a rolling pin, plus 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 2 1/4 cups packed fresh basil leaves, torn, plus sprigs for serving
    • 4 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces, or 1 whole chicken (4 pounds), cut into 10 pieces
    • 1 stick unsalted butter
    • Safflower oil, for brushing
    • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 324 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 24 g 37.6%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 71.66%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 59 mg 19.6%
    • Sodium: 579 mg 24.12%
    • Calcium: 5 mg 0.54%
    • Potassium: 7 mg 0.2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.12%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 22 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.53%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 9.43%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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