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Bowl of dry brine seasoning mix with a spoon lifting some out.

Dry Brine Seasoning Blend for Turkey and Chicken

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley & Dino Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 1/2 cups seasoning 1x
  • Category: Spice Blend
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Dry brining poultry isn't just for Thanksgiving! This flavorful seasoning mix brings big flavor and crispy skin to both turkey and chicken.


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  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container until ready to use. When you go to apply your brine, note that you'll only need one tablespoon per 4 pounds of meat.


This recipe is for much more than you'll need for one turkey. I used just over 3 tablespoons for a 12.5-pound turkey and around 1/4 cup for a 16-pound turkey. Do not use all of this mixture on one bird.

Brining is best for turkeys that haven't been previously injected with a saline solution. Those turkeys will be too salty if you do a brine on them. Read the label carefully before buying!

Recipe for my Spatchcocked Roasted Turkey with Homemade Dry Brine coming soon!

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