Fried Chicken Buttermilk Brine

A double fried chicken leg and French fries on a white plate.
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  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 6 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika (affiliate link)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed (affiliate link)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (affiliate link)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Add the chicken making sure it is completely covered.
  3. Seal and refrigerate for 24 hours.

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