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Can you "brine" poultry that has been frozen? Answered



Best Answer 10 years ago

Of course! Usually if you can thaw it first, that is best, but last weekend, I put a partially thawed chicken to brine overnight and it was great. It thawed as it brined. As far as I know, I didn't detect any difference in taste or texture from the usual brining method. Just make sure you give it enough time to fully thaw before you cook it. Brining is the best way to ensure juicy meat when roasted. I love it! Here are some more tips on brining.


9 years ago

You can always brine poultry after it has been frozen, however with my wild game I soak it for about 6-24 hours in salted ice water first, then dry , vacuum seal it and freeze it, that way when you take it our the meet just suck up the brine like a sponge. makes it a lot juicier when cooking or smoking it.