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  • Recipe

    Brined Grilled Chicken Breasts with Red Chile Oil

    This brine not only keeps the chicken moist, but the sugar in it helps the chicken brown nicely on the grill.

  • How-To

    How to Make Gravy for Brined Turkey

    Brining your Thanksgiving turkey adds lots of flavor but it does have one drawback: salty pan juices. In this video, you'll learn how to make a flavorful herb gravy for a brined turkey using just a touch of the pan juices.

  • Menu

    A Mostly Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

    Spread out the work over a week or more, and you'll be cool and collected on Thanksgiving day.

  • Menu

    Plan Ahead for a Delicious Thanksgiving

    A delicious menu of traditional yet elegant dishes, along with a make-ahead strategy for making it all happen smoothly

  • Recipe

    Herb-Butter Roasted Turkey with Pinot Noir Gravy

    To brine the turkey you need space for a 5-gallon pot in your refrigerator. If you have neither the room nor the pot, you can cook the brine in a…

  • Recipe

    Beer-Brined Butterflied Chicken

    Butterflying is the secret to this juicy, flavorful, and quick-cooking chicken dish. 

  • Recipe

    Dry-Brined Roasted Turkey

    Dry-brining the turkey—that is, sprinkling it with salt and refrigerating it uncovered overnight—gives all the flavor of wet-brining, minus the big, awkward bucket of salt water. Visit the Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner for…

  • Recipe

    Brined Roast Turkey with Sage Butter Rub

    If you're planning to make a brined turkey, make sure you don't buy a kosher turkey, which has already been treated with salt.

  • Recipe

    Grilled Coffee-Brined Chicken Breasts

    A shot of coffee in the brine gives chicken an unexpected, subtle flavor and an attractive mocha hue. Using wood chips is entirely optional, but the smoke gives the chicken an…

  • Recipe

    Brined & Grilled Chicken

    I like to cut up my own chicken, but if you buy preportioned chicken, cut the breasts in half to make manageable pieces. I like to brine the chicken pieces…

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