Recipe courtesy of Mark Thomas
Show: Local Flavor
Sweet Tea-Brined Chicken Sandwich
4 hr 30 min
30 min
4 servings
4 hr 30 min
30 min
4 servings



Sweeten the tea to taste, then add the canola oil, pickling spice, garlic, onion, kosher salt, celery salt and black pepper while it's still hot. Refrigerate until cool, then add the chicken breasts to the brine. Refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours.

When ready to cook the chicken, preheat a grill to 375 degrees F.

Remove the chicken from the brine and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the middle registers 165 degrees F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let the chicken cool, then dice it.

Add the diced chicken, mayonnaise, pecans, honey and apple to a bowl and toss to combine. Put a large scoop of chicken salad on each croissant bottom, then top with lettuce, tomato, red onion and the croissant tops.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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