Brined and Baked Chicken Pieces
1/2 gallon of water
1/2 gallon of ice
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
- In a large pot, combine all of the ingredients for the brine. Bring the water to a boil and remove from heat. Make sure that all the salt and sugar is dissolved. Add the ice to cool the brine.
- When is no longer hot, add your chicken pieces. Place pot in refrigerator and let sit for about 4 to 5 hours.
- Before cooking, rinse the chicken pieces off and pat dry. Rub a little bit of olive oil on the skin so it can crisp up.
- Cook in a 375 degree preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes or until the internal temperature is at least 170 degrees.