Basic Turkey Brine

20 Cups
1 hr 5 min

This basic turkey brine recipe is a chefs dream! It's so easy, delicious, and always assures that your turkey will be juicy and flavorful when the big day comes. It's made with just a few simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry!

Every year, for as long as I can remember, this is the brine we have used for Thanksgiving. With only six ingredients, it's one of the easiest brines to make!

It's simple but seriously flavorful. Not having turkey for Thanksgiving? No worries! This brine is wonderful for chicken as well. It's all around flavors gives poultry the depth of flavor it needs while keeping it juicy.

Recipe details
  • 20  Cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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  • 5 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/8 cup peppercorns
  • 7 small dried red chilis
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
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