To brine or not to brine?

Roast baby chicken with new potatoes roasted in duck fat

The first dish I learned how to cook was a roast chicken with potatoes, throughout my years of cooking this simple dish, I have never brined a chicken. A brine is simply a water/salt solution. Soaking your poultry in a brine will keep the bird juicy and tender. for more on why brining keeps poultry and other meats so moist click here 

For the brine :

1 Litre of water

3/4 cup kosher salt

2/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

add herbs and spices of your choice

for the best effect leave poultry in the brine overnight.

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