Garlic And Orange Chicken

Course : Chicken
Serves: 1
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4 medium chicken breasts-boneless or bone in-your choice
2 medium oranges-juiced
1 Head garlic-minced
2 medium green onions- sliced thin
1 1/2 Cups Kosher salt
1 cup boiling water
1 Gallon cold water
1 Tablespoon black pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Dissolve the salt in the boiling water. Add it to the cold water. Add the green onions, garlic, black pepper and orange juice. Place the chicken breasts in the water and place in the fridge for 1 hour. Be careful not to leave them in for more than 2 hours.This process is called Brining. Remove the chicken breasts after 1 hour. Grill the breasts until they are firm, approximatley 5 minutes per side. If you are ultra-paranoid about salmonella, you can use a meat thermometer and cook them to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I guarantee these will be the best chicken breasts you have ever had. Enjoy!!!! By the way, this recipe is also great with a whole roast chicken. For a whole chicken, you should leave the chicken in the Brine for at least 12 hours. Roast at 350 degrees for 1hr 15min or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees. If you want the perfect chicken every time, invest $5 in a meat thermometer. It takes all the guess work out of roasting meats. By the way, this also works GREAT with a whole chicken or turkey. Just use 1 cup salt per gallon of water. Let the whole bird sit in the brine for at least 12 hours. Try this on thanksgiving. I gurantee it will be the best turkey ever. It's Important not to add any additional salt to the chicken. They are already salted through from the brine, adding more will make them too salty. The secret to juicy chicken breast is simple, as you will see after you try this recip


Nutritional Information:

16 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (8% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 135484mg Sodium

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