I finally did it… I brined chicken breasts. I have no idea why it took me so long to try it because it was so simple! I did a quick brine using water, salt, peppercorns, and garlic cloves. I let the chicken sit in the brine for 30 minutes before simply seasoning it. I baked it at a very high temperature for 20-25 minutes and it turned out perfectly cooked, juicy, tender, and so delicious. We all thought it was amazing. I paired this chicken with the Roasted Smashed Herb Potatoes and a garden salad for a healthy and tasty meal. I will be brining my chicken breasts from now on. I’ll be trying a brine on pork chops next!
Combine the water, kosher salt, peppercorns, and garlic cloves together in a glass dish. Stir until the salt dissolves in the water. Add the chicken breasts and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is at an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 5-7 minutes. Slice and serve. Enjoy.