Everyone knows that us southerners love our sweet tea. That’s just a fact. I’d venture to say that we love it more than fried bologna sandwiches. More than grits. Even more than NASCAR.
So when I stumbled upon this recipe, I knew I had to make it. I mean, it’s chicken that you soak in sweet tea! There was no way I could skip this one. The brine itself also includes lemon slices and rosemary which are two of my favorite things to use on chicken!
It was absolutely perfect. If you didn’t know that the brine included tea you probably wouldn’t be able to guess – the flavor is very subtle but still different enough to make you wonder what it is. You could very easily use the leftover meat in a casserole or something similar without worrying that everything would taste like tea.
The brine did it’s job and kept the chicken super moist. My kids just gobbled it up!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 3705mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 55g