Recipe: Chicken à la Beast
This chicken recipe will change your life!!!
Don’t be afraid of the amount of salt used in this recipe, you will only consume a small amount.
For this recipe you will make a “brine”, which will alter the taste of the chicken in multiple ways. The salt in the brine will pull the moisture out of the chicken because of osmosis, but later on it will pull more moisture back into the cells with some of the salt. This will make the chicken less dry and the chicken will be seasoned all the way through, not just on the outside. The salt will also make the proteins in the chicken denature a little bit (which won’t affect the protein content), this will cause the chicken to become less stringy and more tender.
A basic brine is a solution of salt and sugar, but instead of sugar the recipe calls for BBQ-sauce, because of this the chicken will have a bit of a BBQ-like smokey flavor.
Feel free to experiment with the recipe by using other seasonings, as long as there is salt and sugar in there it will work.
This chicken will be some of the best chicken you have ever had, and I have not even mentioned the best part of this recipe….. You won’t add any significant amount of kcal to the chicken, nearly all of the sugar from the BBQ-sauce will be rinsed down the drain.
- 1 kg chicken breast
- 50 grams BBQ-sauce
- 75 grams salt
- 700 ml water
How to make the dish
- Clean and slice your chicken breast horizontally in half, to create more surface area, and put it in a container.
- Combine the BBQ-sauce, salt and water. (I like to use a shaker bottle, just put the BBQ-sauce and salt in the shaker, fill it up with water, which should be about 700ml of water)
- Add the brine to the sliced chicken breast, the chicken should be submerged. (Depending on the container you might need to add some water.)
- Store it in the fridge overnight.
- Heat up a pan (I prefer a grill-pan, it will look prettier and you won’t have to add oil).
- Rinse the chicken vigorously, if there is any brine left on the chicken it might taste extremely salty.
- Start cooking the chicken all the way through as soon as you are done rinsing.
- Because there is more water within the chicken, it will cook way faster than normal (be cautious though, because of the sugar in the BBQ-sauce it might be easier to get burned).
Macros (per 100 grams prepared)
Energy 137 kcal
Total fats 2,8 grams
Total carbs <1 grams
Protein 28 grams