Sweet tea brine for chicken, ribs and more – a Southern flavor secret!
Got a big batch of fresh tea brewing? Or leftover tea from last night’s dinner? Mix up a sweet-tea brine that will give you the tenderest, most flavorful grilled, smoked, baked or deep-fried chicken, pork and turkey to ever fall off a fork. This salty-sweet brine pulls its flavors into the meat and actually tenderizes it before you begin cooking, so it’s especially handy for tougher, drier cuts of meat. From ribs to fried chicken, these tea-brined favorites will be show-stoppers at your next BBQ, picnic or family meal.
Marinate and baste a whole roasting chicken with sweet tea and bourbon brine to keep everyone coming back for more.