Sweet Tea Brined

CAST IRON CHICKEN

Ingredients

8 cups of water 4 cups sugar 1 cup kosher salt 4 regular sized tea bags 

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 5 lb. whole chicken 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon paprika

Prepare the brine.

1

Combine water, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat until sugar and salt are dissolved.

Add the teabags.

2

Allow the tea bags to steep one hour. Remove and discard the tea bags. Add crushed red pepper flakes and ground black pepper.

Place the chicken in the brine.

3

Place the container in the refrigerator and let the chicken soak for 4-8 hours.

Remove the chicken from the brine.

4

Discard the brine. Brush the outside of the chicken with the olive oil. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.

Roast the chicken.

5

Roast at 425 degrees for 18 minutes per pound. Allow the chicken to rest for 15 minutes before carving.

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Calories

Carbohydrates

Protein

Fat

Cholesterol

Sugar

190kcal

0 g

20 g

11 g

62 mg

65 mg

0 g

Nutrition

Sodium

3 OUNCES