Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken

Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken

Cranberry Cherry Brined Chicken
  • Prep Time

    10 minutes plus chilling
  • Cooking Time

    45 minutes


  • BRINE:
  • Boiling water2 cups
  • Firmly packed light brown sugar1/2 cup
  • Kosher salt1/2 cup
  • Dried parsley 1/2 tablespoon
  • Dried thyme1/4 tablespoon
  • Dried bay leaf1/4 tablespoon
  • Freshly cracked pepper1/2 teaspoon
  • Water4 cups
  • Diet Cran x Cherry™3 cups
  • Red wine2 cups
  • Whole chicken1 (3 ½ -pound)
  • Dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried thyme1/4 teaspoon
  • Dried bay leaf1/4 teaspoon
  • Featured Product

    Diet Cran x Cherry™


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.