A question about a recipe: Late Night Coffee Brined Chicken

I have a question about step 3 on the recipe "Late Night Coffee Brined Chicken " from gingerroot. It says:

"Place the ice in a large bowl. Add coffee brine and stir until ice melts. Pour brine in bag with chicken (including oranges), seal and allow mixture to sit at room temperature for two to three hours. Then pat chicken dry and let it dry out for an hour in a bowl placed in the refrigerator. "

  • Posted by: AmyRuth
  • October 30, 2011
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Recipe question for: Late Night Coffee Brined Chicken

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gingerroot October 31, 2011

Hi AmyRuth, Sorry for the delayed response, I did not get an email notification about your question (though I know the notification issue is being worked on). I'll be honest, this was my first attempt at brining so I have never let it dry out for more than an hour. While a little internet research suggests that it will be fine to let it sit overnight, my only reservation is the acidity of the coffee and whether that would affect your final chicken. Hopefully someone with more experience or knowledge will chime in. If you try it, I'd love to know the result.

In any case, here are some links re: letting a brined chicken sit overnight in the fridge:
http://www.cookshack.com/brining-101#_Toc528293327
http://ruhlman.com/2010...

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