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Maple Brined Chicken

Avoid dry grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts by first brining them. Brining or soaking the chicken in a maple syrup brine enhances the moistness and flavor and improves the browning.


    Maple Brine:

  • Chicken:

5 mins Prep time 16 mins Cook time
5 mins Prep time
16 mins Cook time
  • For the Brine, pour cold water, apple cider and syrup into large plastic or glass container, or 2-gallon resealable plastic bag. Stir in salt until dissolved. Place chicken in brine to cover. If necessary, place a plate on top of chicken breasts to keep them submerged. Cover container or seal bag.

  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove chicken from brine. Discard remaining brine. Rinse chicken under cool running water. Pat dry. Brush chicken lightly with oil. Rub with Chicken Rub.

  • Grill over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through.

Cooking tip

To prepare Brine without apple cider and maple syrup, increase water to 8 cups and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Chicken can also be coated with McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Chicken Seasoning.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 156Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 425mgProtein: 27g
  • Total Fat: 4gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g

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