What do you use Kikkoman soy sauce for? You are probably like me and use is on things like rice and egg rolls. Well Smiley360 sent me a bottle to try it for a chicken brine. I have to say that the thought would have never crossed my mind to use it for that. But it did work really well!
Here is the recipe they sent me to try. Although I did cut the salt back a little as my husband has high blood prsure, and I used a sugar substitute in-place of the sugar.
1 Gallon Cold Water
3/4 cup Kokkoman Soy Sauce
3/4 cup Kosher Salt (I used 3/8 cup)
3/4 cup Sugar (I used a sugar substitute like Splenda)
1 tablespoon Dried Sage
1 tablespoon Dried Celery Seed
1/2 tablespoon Dried Thyme
In a large stock pot or bowl that’s big enough to hold the chicken and the brine, mix all the above ingredients together. Then Remove the giblets from the chicken and rinse the chicken inside and out. Now the chicken to the brine mixture and cover. Place it in the fridge and let set 4 hours or more (Up to 24 hours if you would like). Then remove from the fridge and rinse the chicken again inside and out.
Now there recipe called for you to bake the chicken at 400° for 45 min. However I wanted to do a one dish dinner so I used a oven baking bag and tossed in some carrots and small potatoes. I cooked it at 350° for 1 & 1/2 hours. It turned out wonderful! The chicken was very moist and full of flavor. By cooking the veggies in with it they also picked up all the flavors of the chicken.
Want more ideas and recipes? The have plenty over on the Kikkoman website. You can also find them on their Facebook page. If you are thinking trying it yourself, make sure you grab the $0.75/1 Kikkoman Soy Sauce coupon that is available right now.