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Honey-Barbecue Brined Chicken
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Honey-Barbecue Brined Chicken

1 Hr(s) 20 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
50 Min(s) Cook
A broiler-fryer chicken gets extraordinary flavor from a brine of honey, BBQ sauce and orange zest. The result? Tender, juicy deliciousness.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 bottle (8 oz.) KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 gal. (16 cups) water
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1 whole (4 lb.) broiler-fryer chicken
1/4 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 tsp. orange zest
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
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Let's Make It
1
Bring dressing just to boil in small saucepan. Add sugar and salt; cook 5 min. or until dissolved. Pour water into 2-gal. stockpot or large bowl. Stir in dressing mixture and pepper. Add chicken. Refrigerate 4 hours.
2
Heat grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 350ºF. Remove chicken from brine; discard brine. Rinse chicken thoroughly. Place chicken, top side down, on cutting board. Use kitchen shears to cut along one side of the backbone, then cut along the other side to remove bone. Open chicken; place, top side down, on board. Pound to even thickness.
3
Mix remaining ingredients until blended.
4
Place chicken on grate over unlit area; cover. Grill 40 to 50 min. or until done (165ºF), monitoring for consistent temperature and turning chicken after 20 min. and brushing with the barbecue sauce mixture for the last 15 min.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with smart sides such as grilled vegetables and whole wheat rolls.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute 1/4 cup brown sugar for the honey.
Tip 3
Note
Chicken can be soaked in brine up to 12 hours before grilling as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
380
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
22%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 1140mg
50%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 22g
44%
Protein 33g
66%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
4%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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