I know, Friday, fried pickle day. BUT, I found this recipe and had to try it!
I have chicken in the freezer. I am going to marinate these in a pickle juice brine. Think about it, it has all those flavors in it - the salt, the acid, the slight sweetness. Yes! Oh - and didn't I once hear a rumor that our favorite chicken restaurant used to brine their amazing chicken in pickle juice? I am almost certain that I didn't make that up!
Okay, I'll admit that you have every right to be a bit circumspect, but this was definitely going to happen. Every other time I've brined my poultry, I've been very pleased with the results. Why should this be different, right? OH MY WORD!!!! Can I just tell you that the kids went nuts over this chicken! It was so tender and juicy... and that very faint pickle flavor in the background was very similar to the chicken that we get from that Chick-fil-a! SCORE!! I actually did a little happy dance in the kitchen. Yes, really. Scout's honor. :)
You MUST try it! My two teens even took the leftovers for their lunch the next day. And the best part, for all you busy people out there, is that the technique I used actually cut OUT a few steps!
Click here for this recipe: http://menumusings.blogspot.com/2013/11/pickle-brined-fried-chicken.html