Sweet Tea Brined Grilled Chicken
Keep the sunny taste of summer going all year long with this simple sweet tea brine for delicious grilled chicken.
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups freshly brewed black tea, cooled (or unsweetened prepared tea)
  • 1 (12-oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  1. In a large pot, bring 2 cups water, salt, sugar, and cinnamon stick to a boil. Stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in the tea, lemonade concentrate, ice cubes, and lemon slices. Allow brine to cool.
  2. Pour brine in a large bowl, add the chicken and soak for 20 minutes while you prepare the grill.
  3. Remove chicken from brine. Pat dry with paper towels, season with black pepper {you don’t need salt with brine!}. Grill the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 160 F.
Recipe by The Turquoise Table at http://www.kristinschell.com/sweet-tea-brined-grilled-chicken/