Beer-Brined Chicken
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Flavorful, moist and delicious! Those are the results you'll get with brining -- give it a try.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 11 hrs 40 mins
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Ingredients
    Brine and Chicken
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      2   cups 
      water
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      1/4  cup 
      kosher (coarse) salt
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      1/4  cup 
      packed brown sugar
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      cans or bottles (12 oz each) beer or nonalcoholic beer, chilled
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      whole chicken (3 to 3-1/2 lb)
    Rub
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      3   teaspoons 
      paprika
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      seasoned salt
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      1/4  teaspoon 
      onion powder
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      1/4  teaspoon 
      garlic powder
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      1/4  teaspoon 
      pepper
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      2   tablespoons 
      vegetable oil

    Directions
    1.
    Line 2-quart bowl or saucepan with 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add water, kosher salt and brown sugar; stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Stir in beer. Add chicken. Tightly seal bag; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
    2.
    Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Remove chicken from brine; rinse thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry with paper towels. Discard brine. Place chicken, breast side up, in pan. Refrigerate uncovered 1 hour to dry chicken skin. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all rub ingredients except oil; set aside.
    3.
    Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush oil over chicken. Sprinkle with seasoning mixture; rub into chicken skin. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170 degrees F for breasts; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks). Let stand 15 minutes for easiest carving.
    Tip:

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    High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): In step 4, turn chicken over; cover grill and cook 25 to 35 minutes longer, turning occasionally.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 280, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 85, sat. fat (g) 5, pro. (g) 27, vit. A (IU) 729, sodium (mg) 720, iron (mg) 1, Lean Meat () 6, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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