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Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Orange Mint Glaze Recipe

Sous vide chicken thighsThese sous vide chicken thighs have a great combination of sweet, spicy, and minty flavors. The sauce is very easy to make and is poured directly over the chicken thighs before serving. To help it thicken more quickly you can also add a mixture of 1/2 cold water and 1/2 corn starch to it when it is on the stove.

These sous vide chicken thighs are designed to be cooked ahead of time and reheated when you are ready to eat. If you want to eat simply skip the chilling step and you can move right on to finishing them.

Note: If desired, reheat the food in the water bath at the beginning of the Finishing stage. Otherwise add a few minutes to the searing time for the middle to warm.

This recipe is adapted from our new book, Sous Vide: Help for the Busy Cook: Harness the Power of Sous Vide to Create Great Meals Around Your Busy Schedule which is filled with fast and flavorful meals that even the busiest cook can make during the week!

For more sous vide recipes and tips you can get our other books: Sous Vide Grilling or our comprehensive Beginning Sous Vide book. We also have many more cooking times available on our iPhone and Android Apps and sous vide thickness iPhone app.

Sous Vide Chicken Thighs Recipe

By Jason Logsdon
Published August 29, 2012
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: Cooking 2 to 5 Hours (why the range?)
Finishing Time: 15 Minutes
Temperature: 148°F / 64.5°C
Serves: 4 People

Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Orange-Mint Glaze Ingredients

Pre-Bath Ingredients


For the Sous Vide Chicken Thighs

1 pound chicken thighs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder, or your chile powder of choice
Pepper

Finishing Ingredients


For the Sauce

6 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder, or chile powder of your choice
1 1/2 cups orange juice

For the Garnish

1/4 cup chopped mint

Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Orange-Mint Glaze Instructions

Pre-Bath

Mix the spices together in a bowl. Pepper the chicken then sprinkle with the spice mixture and seal in a sous vide pouch.

At this point you can store the pouch in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, freeze it for up to 6 months, or cook it right away.

Cooking

Preheat the water bath to 148°F / 64.5°C. Place the sous vide pouches in the water bath and cook for 2 to 5 hours.

Remove the pouches and place in a 1/2 ice - 1/2 water bath until chilled. You can store the pouches in the refrigerator for around 2 days or freeze them for up to 6 months.

Finishing the Sous Vide Orange-Mint Glazed Thighs

Heat a pan over medium-high heat.

Remove the sous vide chicken thighs from the pouches and pat dry. Sear the chicken in the pan until they begin to brown. Remove from the heat and set on a plate under foil.

Add the garlic to the pan and let cook for about 1 minute. Add the chipotle powder and orange juice and cook until it thickens some, about 10 to 15 minutes.

To serve, place the sous vide chicken thighs on plates. Pour the sauce over the chicken and top with the chopped mint.

This recipe is adapted from our new book, Sous Vide: Help for the Busy Cook: Harness the Power of Sous Vide to Create Great Meals Around Your Busy Schedule which is filled with fast and flavorful meals that even the busiest cook can make during the week!

For more sous vide recipes and tips you can get our other books: Sous Vide Grilling or our comprehensive Beginning Sous Vide book. We also have many more cooking times available on our iPhone and Android Apps and sous vide thickness iPhone app.

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