See How to Barbecue Chicken and Poultry
Brine for Barbecue Chicken
for 2 chicken halves
1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir to mix and add:
2 cups ice water
2 chicken halves placing meat side down.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
Remove chicken to a pan meat side up and sprinkle with a light dusting of Sazon Completa. Let chicken set out for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the brine to a large saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer until liquid reduces to about 2 cups.
Stir in 1/3 cup ketchup (and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke if desired). Allow to simmer for a few minutes and remove from heat.
Use this sop to mop on the chicken as it cooks. Use all of the sop and place the garlic on top the last 10 minutes of cooking if desired.