For the Pork or Chicken: Place the pork chops and/or chicken pieces in a large zip-top bag, and pour in the pickle juice.Seal the bag, lay it flat on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch any leaks), and refrigerate all day or overnight if possible. Try to remember to flip the bag several times.
When ready to cook, drain off the marinade and discard. Sprinkle optional salt and pepper on both sides of the meat. (Brines vary in their level of saltiness; we enjoyed a light sprinkle of salt.)
Grill over medium heat until the chops or chicken are just cooked through. Time will vary based on thickness of chop or breast, presence of bone, etc. Look for an internal temperature of 145° F for pork chops and 165° F for chicken. Be cautious not to overcook the meat or the tenderness provided by the extended steep in the pickle juice will be lost. Allow the cooked meat to rest for several minutes before cutting, and then enjoy with spoonful of sauce, if desired.
For the Liquid Gold Sauce: In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients, stirring for a minute or so to dissolve the brown sugar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Sauce will keep for several weeks. If you prefer a sweeter sauce, feel free to add more brown sugar to taste.