Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken

Cranberry Cherry Brine
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2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup Kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 tablespoon dried thyme
1/4 tablespoon dried bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
4 cups water
3 cups Ocean Spray® Cran•Cherry® Cherry Cranberry Juice Drink
2 cups red wine

1 (3 ½ -pound) whole chicken, giblets removed, rinsed
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried bay leaf


Add boiling water, brown sugar, salt, herbs, and pepper to a large stock pot. Stir until sugar and salt dissolve. Add remaining water, juice, and red wine; mix well.

Submerge chicken in brine; use a pan cover to hold chicken under brine if necessary. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove chicken from brine and drain well; pat dry. Discard brine.

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Sprinkle top of chicken with 1 teaspoon dried herbs and place in greased pan. Bake chicken for 45 to 50 minutes or until juices run clear.

Serve; refrigerate leftovers.

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