Use this easy turkey brine recipe to brine your Thanksgiving turkey for the juiciest, most flavorful turkey ever!
Let me tell you: brining a turkey is easier than you think and the results are totally worth it!
Water Apple cider Kosher salt Dark brown sugar Onions Garlic Fresh thyme Fresh rosemary Bay leaves Black peppercorns
Pour 1 gallon of water into a large pot and add all of the remaining ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat and stir to dissolve the salt and sugar.
Pour remaining water into a container large enough to completely submerge the turkey. Add the hot brine and let the liquid cool completely, about an hour.
Carefully lower the turkey into the brine, making sure it is fully covered. Let the turkey sit in the brine overnight.
Remove the turkey from the turkey brine and pat it dry with paper towels.
The mixture helps to retain moisture in the turkey meat, resulting in a juicier bird. It can also be used to flavor the meat if you add aromatics like onions, garlic, and herbs!