News & Opinion > Ask the Chef >

How Long Can You Keep Turkey in Brine?

Ask the Chef

From our Ask the Chef series:

Q:  How long can you keep a turkey in the brine?


A: Typically a thawed turkey is soaked in brine solution for about 10 to 12 hours. Plan on 1 hour per pound. For a great recipe for brine with full instructions, see How to Brine a Turkey.