Pickle Brine Chicken

Background and History:

Pickle Brine Chicken is a mouthwatering dish that combines the tangy and savory flavors of pickle juice with tender and juicy chicken. This innovative recipe has gained popularity in recent years, as it offers a unique way to infuse flavor into your poultry. While the history of this dish is relatively recent, its deliciousness is undeniable.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes (plus marinating time)

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup pickle brine (from a jar of dill pickles)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil (vegetable or canola) for frying


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the pickle brine and buttermilk.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and pour the pickle brine mixture over them.
  • Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Remove the chicken from the pickle brine and let any excess liquid drip off.
  • Coat the chicken breasts with the seasoned flour mixture, pressing it onto the chicken to ensure an even coating.
  • Heat about 1/2 inch of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully place the chicken in the hot oil and fry for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve your Pickle Brine Chicken hot with your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without sides)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 1g


  • You can use pickle brine from any type of pickles, but dill pickle brine is a popular choice.
  • Adjust the seasoning in the flour mixture to suit your taste.
  • Serve your Pickle Brine Chicken with coleslaw, pickles, or a dipping sauce of your choice.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially dairy and pickles. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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