Delicious! I tried this on a whole chicken, scaling the recipe down to 4 servings. It was not enough and I ended up with 2x the water called for. I let it soak in a large stew pot for 8 hours. It took about an hour at 325 in a convection oven. I cooked it beer-butt fashion, emptying the beer and using 1/2 can of the brine. it was really juicy and tender, and more flavorful. The skin was brown and crispy. Definately an improvement over the usual way of baking poultry. And it was not difficult in any way. I will try it on turkey next time.
UPDATE: cooked an 18 lb turkey for thanksgiving, and wow! I did use 1/2 apple juice instead of all broth and similar spices on hand. At 300 the turkey would have been done in 2 hours...so I turned the heat down to 275 when the internal temp was 135 and it was done in 3 hours! the breast meat was REALLY MOIST...I found that amazing in such a large bird. Everyone at the table agreed it was a 5 star turkey!
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Delicious! I tried this on a whole chicken, scaling the recipe down to 4 servings. It was not...