Brining Recipes

A lot of salt goes a long way in these brining recipes that tenderize and season your lean meats.

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How to Brine a Turkey

Put a stop to dry, flavorless birds. Learn how to brine a turkey using the traditional wet brine method.

How to Brine Practically Any Meat

We'll show you why it's worth it to use a brine—especially on leaner cuts of meat like pork chops and...


This Is Our Juiciest Turkey Recipe. Here’s Why.

Looking for the juiciest turkey recipe? Our Test Kitchen has a five-star recipe your family will love, plus plenty of...


Our Top 10 Best Brined Turkey Recipes

Tired of the same 'ole Thanksgiving turkey? Give one of our best turkey brine recipes a try.


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Homemade Corned Beef

Here's a recipe you've gotta plan for, but you don't need to do much work to get this deli-quality corned...

Here’s How to Get Super Tender Meat Every Time You Grill

Brining is a great strategy for keeping lean meats moist. But does that mean you should brine everything before it...


Brined Roasting Chicken

14 reviews

I discovered the art of brining turkey a few years ago and transferred the technique to roasting a whole chicken....

Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Sherry Sauce

4 reviews

This garlic-kissed chicken is delicious, plain or fancy. It's an elegant entree for guests-and my husband and I love its...


Spice-Brined Pork Roast

1 review

This brined and barbecued pork roast is unbelievable moist. Adding seasonings to the coals produces an awesome aroma that draws...


Apple-Brined Chicken Thighs

11 reviews

I love the flavor of chicken baked with apples, and when I had a bumper crop of green beans, I...


Hickory Turkey

4 reviews

With a delicious hickory-smoked flavor, this grilled turkey brings a southern twist to the Thanksgiving table—Kim Russell, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Pickled Green Beans with Smoked Salmon Dip

I came up with this appetizer for my son, who's big on delicious but healthy food. The lighter beans-and-dip combo...


Herb-Brined Cornish Game Hens

2 reviews

Instead of a turkey or a big roast, why not serve individual Cornish game hens for the holidays? They cook...


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Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops

39 reviews

A little brining and a special dry rub go a long way to making the perfect pork chop. Once you've...


BBQ Chicken Sliders

52 reviews

Brining the meat overnight helps make these BBQ chicken sliders taste exceptionally good. Plus, they're so tender, they melt in...


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Herb-Brined Turkey

9 reviews

For an impressive main course, look here. The moist, flavorful bird will have guests counting the minutes until carving time....

Brined Grilled Turkey Breast

7 reviews

You'll want to give thanks for this mouthwatering, slightly sweet turkey! A hint of spice makes this one of our...


Smoked Honey-Peppercorn Salmon

1 review

I found this recipe in an Alaska fishing guide. Now it's the only way we do salmon. The brine gives...