Brining Basics

I get many questions from home cooks about perking up chicken dishes. And a common question is how to keep the chicken, particularly the breasts, from drying out. For whole chickens, brining is an excellent method to yield a moist and flavorful finished bird. Here is an excellent article on brining basics from Cooks… Illustrated: Brining Basics Article

Special shout-out to fan Jac Mac who not only shared this information with me almost 20 years ago, but gave me my first copy of the The Joy of Cooking!