BRINE Garlic Pepper Seasoning
5 quarts cold water, divided
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup fine sea salt
2 tablespoons Garlic Pepper Seasoning
5 pound roasting chicken
1. Place half the water with the next three ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the remaining water and the chicken.
2. Make sure chicken is completely submerged in brine, cover and chill for 3 to 8 hours.
3. Remove chicken from brine and rinse thoroughly. Bake at 450˚F for 15 minutes, lower temperature to 350˚F and continue baking 90 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170˚F.
Note: Use 1 quart of brine per pound of any type meat or turkey.