Main Dishes
Main Dishes

Brined Holiday Turkey

Level
Easy
Prep
5 minutes
Cook
190 minutes
Servings
16 servings
INGREDIENTS
Bouillon
Granulated Chicken Bouillon 15.9 oz
NET WT 15.9 OZ (450.7 g)
Make It
Step 1
Bring 4 cups water, salt, bouillon, allspice, garlic, bay leaves and lemon slices to a boil in a medium saucepan; boil, stirring frequently, until salt is dissolved.
Step 2
Remove from heat; cool completely.
Step 3
Place brine in a clean, 5-gallon bucket; add 2 gallons cold water. Place turkey, breast-side-down, in the brine, making sure it is fully submerged. Add additional water if needed. Cover; refrigerate for 10 to 24 hours.
Step 4
Remove turkey from brine; rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard brine.
Step 5
Prepare turkey as desired.