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Pickle Brine Chicken Recipe

Use the marinating brine the next time you want to cook chicken. There aren’t many good uses for leftover pickle juice. I recently heard that some people like to drink this product after jogging, which surprised me because I didn’t know people jogged.

As with most pickle recipes, the benefit is in texture and moisture content and not necessarily in flavor. But this dish has a nice little accent. So the next time you run out of power, you know what to do.

pickle brine chicken breast

Pickle brine chicken is a flavorful and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for anyone who loves the tangy, slightly sour taste of pickles. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the pickle juice, olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and make sure they are fully coated in the marinade.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to cook, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off any excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  6. Place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your delicious pickle brine chicken!

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