Brining chicken with oranges is an easy way to enhance the meat’s flavor.

With a $1 fruit and a pan of salted ice water, you can make your chicken taste like a million dollars. The ice and salt help drain foul-tasting blood from the flesh.

Refrigerate the chicken in the cold water overnight, and it’ll be ready.

This is a German tradition that I learned from a late friend. James H. Slusser promised my chicken dishes — whether Indian or Italian — would taste better. And he was right!

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