Cider Brined Baked Chicken

Cider Brined Baked Chicken with cider made from  dried  apples  and  spices makes a moist, flavorful yet simple  to roast chicken.
Cider Brined Baked Chicken

Cider Brined Baked Chicken

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #FallFlavors. Our generous sponsors Republic of Tea and Dixie Crystals have provided me complimentary products for recipe creation. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Cider Brined Baked Chicken

Republic of Tea and Dixie CrystalsApple Cider Tea and Brown Sugar

Cider Brined Baked Chicken

Cider Brined Baked Chicken

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Cider  Brined  Baked Chicken

Cider Brined Baked Chicken

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Brining Time 8 hours
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 786 kcal



  • 4 pounds cut-up fryer chicken on the bone (one whole chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • salt and black pepper
  • honey (amount to taste)

Apple Cider Brine:

  • 8 Republic of Tea apple cider tea bags
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Dixie Crystals Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic


Prepare Brine:

  • Heat 4 cups water to boiling then add the apple cider tea and remove from heat.
  • Let steep ten minutes, then remove tea bags.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, salt, pepper and garlic, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt.
  • Let cool to lukewarm.
  • Add chicken pieces to brine and marinate chicken, completely submerged or in a ziplock bag with all air removed for 6-8 hours or overnight.

Baking Chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Remove chicken from brine and pat dry.
  • Rub chicken pieces with 2 tablespoons soft butter, then season with salt and black pepper.
  • Place chicken pieces on a baking sheet and roast for 50 minutes, or until chicken has an internal temp of 170.
  • Drizzle lightly with honey and bake 5-10 minutes more.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 786kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 58gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 9714mgPotassium: 620mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 608IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken brine, roast chicken
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2 responses

    • I have been wanting to try sweet tea brined chicken. I did noticed this cider blend doesn’t have actual tea in it but does have dried apples and cider spices. So very cider-brined-ish.

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