Today at Bitemyrecipe we have prepared a recipe for Turkey Brine in an air fryer ideal for Thanksgiving!
Turkey brine is a great way to keep your turkey moist and flavorful. The key to a good brine is to make sure the turkey is completely covered in the liquid.
This can be done by using a large container or by wrapping the turkey in plastic wrap.
I've cooked it all in my air fryer.
You do not need to use other appliances such as the oven or microwave
The turkey brine recipe in air fryer It has few steps and is very easy to cook. It can be a main dish for the whole family and you can accompany it with potatoes
The meat is crispy on the outside and very juicy on the inside.
Try other recipes from BiteMyRecipe like the meatballs in sauce recipe in air fryer or the Spanish pizza recipe in air fryer
Ingredients for turkey brine recipe in airfryer
- 1 cup kosher salt
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 gallon vegetable stock
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1/4 cup allspice berries
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh sage
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 (15-pound) turkey, giblets discarded
Making the turkey brine recipe
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
- Combine all of the ingredients, except the turkey, in a large stockpot over high heat.
- Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the salt and sugar.
- Add the turkey to the pot and lower the heat to a simmer
- Cook for 30 minutes, then remove from the heat and let the turkey cool in the brine.
- Preheat the airfryer to 325 degrees F
- Remove the turkey from the brine and pat dry with paper towels
- Place on a roasting rack set in a roasting pan
- Roast until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F (35 minutes)
- Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes before carving
Tips for airfryer turkey brine recipe
- If you don't have time to brine the turkey overnight, you can do a quick brine by bringing the salt, sugar, and stock to a boil and then adding the turkey. Cook for 30 minutes, then remove from the heat and let the turkey cool in the brine.
- You can use any type of stock you like in the brine. Chicken, turkey, or vegetable stock will all work.
- Make sure to rinse the turkey well after brining to remove any excess salt.
Substitution of ingredients
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar ➡️ White sugar
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns ➡️ Black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme ➡️ Frozen Thyme
- 1 (15-pound) turkey, giblets discarded ➡️ 1 Chicken