Beer Brined Chicken with Chipotle Honey Lacquer

A robust seasoning to add intense flavors to chicken. Featuring Custom Culinary® Master's Touch® All-Natural Reduced Sodium Chicken Base and Custom Culinary® Master's Touch® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate, Beer Brined Chicken with Chipotle Honey Lacquer combines chicken with the flavors of beer, chipotle, and honey.


What You'll Need

Amount Ingredients
5 lbs Whole Chicken - Butterflied
1/4 cup Custom Culinary® Master's Touch® All Natural Reduced Sodium Chicken Base
1 gal Water
2 Bottles Dark Beer
2 Tbsp. Custom Culinary® Master's Touch® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate
4 Tbsp. Butter, Softened
2 Tbsp. Honey
to taste Salt
to taste Ground Black Pepper
PREPARATION

  1. For Brine: Combine Master's Touch® All Natural Reduced Sodium Chicken Base with water and beer. In a large bowl add ice and submerge chicken. Chill for 4 hours minimum - up to 24 hours.
  2. To Make Slurry: Combine Master's Touch® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate with 1 Tbsp. hot water to make slurry. Add the honey, mix well and then combine with the butter.
  3. Remove chicken from the brine. Pat dry. Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub the chipotle slurry all over the chicken, including under the skin on the breast. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast chicken in oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°F and continue cooking for another 45 minutes until the chicken is 160°F and has a lacquered skin. Let cool for 15 minutes (and allow temp to rise to 165° F).

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