Brined Chicken Breast Recipe

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Makes 7 breasts

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7 boneless, skinless chicken pieces about 6 ounces each (2.5 pounds)
¼ cup kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil


First, mix ¼ cup kosher salt in a large bowl with 1 quart of warm water. Immerse chicken breasts in salted water for 15 minutes and then rinse.

Heat grill to medium high. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and put on a rimmed baking sheet. Mix black pepper, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Brush chicken on both sides with the olive oil and them rub the spice mixture on both sides.

Grill chicken breast for 4 minutes and then flip to other side. Cook for another 4 minutes and check the internal temperature. The FDA says to cook chicken until it is 165 F. I take mine off at about 150 and let the temperature rise outside of the grill. Also, I cut the chicken through the thickest part to ensure doneness.

Nutrition Facts

One breast is 163 calories, 6.4 g fat, 1.9 g saturated fat, 0.3 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 25.4 g protein, 0 g fiber, 234 mg sodium, 1 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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