Brine jerk

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (about 5 large oranges)
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 4 teaspoons dried thyme (or 2 tsp powdered, but a bunch of fresh thyme is superior)
  • A dozen or so allspice berries, crushed
  • 1/4 of sugar, if desired
  • Garlic, crushed. As much as you want
  • 1 cup kosher salt


This should be enough to brine about a dozen chicken breasts.

Mix well, making sure salt is dissolved. Flatten the chicken breasts. Put the chicken in and put something heavy on it to make sure it stays submerged. Brine overnight.


This goes in with Scott's chicken spice recipe.