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Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken

Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken

Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken


  • Delicious recipe Prep time: 10 minutes plus chilling
  • Delicious recipe Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Specialty: GF, DF, K
Nutritional Information



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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