Place orange juice, water, honey, brown sugar, lemon, oranges, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, and bay leaf in a large pot; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, 10 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually stir in ice to start chilling the brine.
Pour brine into a large bucket; add more ice to finish cooling.
Tips & Tricks
Honey Baked Chicken II
Honey, mustard, and curry create a simple, sweet-and-savory baked chicken.
Honey Mustard Dressing II
This dressing is great for salads and for dipping veggies.
Add your bird to the brine and cover with more ice for 24 hours. Remove bird and rinse thoroughly before cooking.