Gather all ingredients in a pot. Turn heat to high.
Being to a boil and let boil for about 5 to 7 minutes. What you are doing is extracting the flavor from the spice into the water.
Cool the brine, and then pour it into a container or pot big enough for the chicken. Fill with water until covering chicken. Store in the fridge for 4-24 hours.
Great for whole chicken, breasts, wings, thighs basically everything!