Moroccan Brined Chicken Recipe

At my home I make some type of chicken dish for dinner about 3 times a week. Chicken is typically easy to prepare and it’s one of the most affordable meats at the grocery store, especially when I purchase it on sale. We do get bored with the same old, same old recipes, so I’m always looking for easy-to-prepare recipes online.

Today’s guest post recipe is courtesy of THE COCOA EXCHANGE and only requires 5 ingredients to make it.

Moroccan Brined Chicken Recipe

Moroccan Brined Chicken Recipe

1 gallon water
3/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. Pod & Bean™ Moroccan Seasoning Blend
1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds, giblets and excess fat removed

In a large pot, combine the first four ingredients. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and salt.

Submerge the chicken in the brine, breast side down, and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Remove the chicken from the pot and discard the brine. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

Place chicken in a roasting pan and cook uncovered for 60-90 minutes until the surface is deep golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 160° to 165°F in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching the bone).

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    A brine always makes a chicken taste very juicy . I wonder what spices are in the Morocccan seasoning blend. I am curious about the taste.

  2. ellen beck says:

    We eat chicken a whole lot too. I dont think I have ever used anything Moroccan on anything much less chicken although I am curious what the taste would be like. I marinate ours too, just never using this spice. I havent seen this brand, but I would suppose there are others out there. It looks good. I may have to find his spice and give i a try.

  3. I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken, and this recipe looks delicious and easy. I have never brined a chicken before. I’m a bit intimidated, but perhaps I will try after reading your post. The Pod & Bean™ Moroccan Seasoning Blend looks great. I love seasoning blends that are already pre-mixed.

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