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Turkey Brine (delicious for chickens too!)

November 11, 2022 • 0 comments

Turkey Brine (delicious for chickens too!)
Here is one of our favorite brine recipes for preparing your Thanksgiving turkey... or chicken!


  • 3 c. apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 gallons water
  • 4 T. fresh rosemary leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c. Kosher salt
  • 2 c. maple syrup
  • 3 T. peppercorns
  • 5 whole bay leaves
  • Peel of 3 large organic oranges


Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Stir until salt is dissolved. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover. Allow to cool completely, then pour into a large brining bag or pot. Place uncooked turkey in brine solution, then refrigerate 16-24 hours. When ready to roast, remove turkey from brine. Submerge turkey in a pot or sink of fresh, cold water. Discard brine. Remove turkey from water, pat dry and cook according to your normal cooking or roasting method.

We really like the cooking method from this website!

Just follow the same instructions for roasting a chicken!