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Sous Vide Chicken

Overcooked, bland, and dried out chicken is a common cooking stereotype for a reason. With practice it is possible to cook chicken perfectly using traditional methods but it is always a fine line between perfect and overcooked. Following sous vide chicken recipes always results in uniformly tender meat that is very moist.

Unlike some other ingredients where sous vide can radically change the ingredient, cooking sous vide chicken is mainly an act of convenience and consistency. The exception to this are chicken eggs, which can achieve textures not possible to get with traditional methods.

I often use sous vide chicken as a basis for other dishes such as chicken marsala, chicken parmigiana, fried chicken, and other chicken dishes with a coating. Fully cooking the chicken sous vide first, then applying and cooking the coating removes the guess work of trying to ensure the chicken is cooked through at the exact moment the coating turns nice and crispy.

Sous Vide Chicken Recipes Temperature

The FDA states that chicken is safe when it is held at 136ºF for over 63 minutes, or 140ºF for over 30 minutes. This is very easy to do with sous vide chicken recipes and almost impossible to do with traditional methods.

However, even though it is possible to sous vide chicken at temperature below 140ºF we have found that the texture is very different and tastes "raw". To avoid this we recommend chicken breasts cooked at 141ºF for 1 to 4 hours and legs or thighs cooked at 147ºF for 4 to 8 hours.

Sous Vide Chicken Recipes and Articles

How to Sous Vide Chicken, Turkey, Duck and Poultry

Sous vide chicken breast zaatar onions The next type of food I wanted to cover in the Exploring Sous Vide course is chicken, turkey, and other poultry. I think sous vide transforms chicken and turkey breasts more than just about any other type of meat. They turn out so much more moist and tender than their traditional counterparts, in large part because you can cook them at a lower temperature.

Sous Vide Shish Kebabs Recipe

Sous vide shish kabobs chicken Shish kebabs are a great summer food that is made even easier by pre-cooking the meat with sous vide. It results in a perfectly cooked shish kebab every time!

Sous Vide Chicken Breast Recipe with Bulgur Salad and Za'atar Onions

Sous vide chicken breast zaatar bulgur This year I'm trying to explore some new flavors I usually don't use in my cooking. For this recipe I go in a Middle Eastern direction and combine a sous vide chicken breast with some za'atar onions and a bulgur wheat and pomegranate salad. It's a really flavorful but light dish with lots of different textures and tastes.

Sous Vide Shredded Chicken Thigh Enchiladas

Shredded chicken thigh enchiladas This recipe takes sous vide cooked chicken thighs and combines it with a tomatillo-based verde sauce for excellent enchiladas. These enchiladas are also convenient to prepare because each step can be done ahead of time.

Sous Vide Chicken Wings Recipe

Anova vertical Using sous vide to cook your chicken wings helps eliminate most of the guess work, always resulting in perfectly cooked chicken. This is very important because no one wants to serve undercooked chicken at a party. These wings are delicious when served with bacon-bourbon BBQ jam, or honey-chipotle BBQ sauce, or both!

Chicken Recipe with Teriyaki Froth

Teriyaki froth2 This recipe takes a traditional teriyaki chicken dish and elevates it with a modernist twist. However, even pickier eaters enjoy this teriyaki froth entree!

Sous Vide Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken tenders Tender crispy chicken wings are always a big hit at any party! Using sous vide to prepare them helps eliminate most of the guess work which always results in crowd pleasing chicken. Since the frying process is now just used to crisp the skin, it can be done at a hotter temperature, resulting in an even crispier yet tender wing.

Tikka Masala Coated Chicken Recipe

Tikka masala coated chicken cubes Tikka masala is a traditional English dish at curry houses. With this recipe I reimagined it as a modernist dish by turning the sauce into a gelled coating; it's s a fun play on a old classic!

Chicken with Teriyaki Froth Recipe

Teriyaki froth2 This recipe tops sous vided chicken with a modernist froth to make a favorite dish that even pickier eaters tend to gobble up! By using xanthan gum in the teriyaki sauce you can turn it into a flavorful froth in a whipping siphon. Even a "basic" food can be the talk of the party!

Chicken Piccata with Lemon-Caper Air Recipe

Chicken piccata Chicken piccata is a light Italian dish that uses salty capers and acidic lemon to complement breaded and fried chicken. In this recipe I use sous vide to ensure the chicken is super moist and fully cooked. For a fun modernist take, I turn the lemon caper juice into a delicate air with an immersion blender.

Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Orange Mint Glaze Recipe

Sous vide chicken These sous vide chicken thighs have a great combination of sweet, spicy, and minty flavors.

Sous Vide Chicken Breast Recipe in Creamy Spinach Ricotta Sauce

One of the quickest meals to make is using chicken breast in the sous vide. This is a sous vide recipe is from Mick Dimas, Co-Owner of Add THyme. It's for sous vide Chicken Breast in Creamy Spinach Ricotta Sauce and sounds wonderful!

Sous Vide Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

Sous vide chicken parmigiana Now that the weather is starting to turn cool it's time to begin cooking some heavier meals again. One of my favorites is chicken parmigiana. There's something about the juicy chicken, crispy crust, and gooey mozzarella cheese combined with the tangy marinara sauce that I just love. I've started using sous vide chicken in my parmigiana and it makes the whole process so much easier. It removes all the guessing from the frying of the crust and you can just focus on making it super crispy. Here is our sous vide chicken parmigiana recipe so you can make it at home.

Salad with Sous Vide Chicken Recipe

Sous vide chicken salad blueberries Right now we are getting lots of spring veggies popping up in our garden and in markets around us. I wanted to do a simple salad to highlight the flavors of our veggies. I also added some sous vide chicken to help make it more filling.

Sous Vide Green Curry Chicken Recipe

Sous vide curry chicken Curries always seemed like exotic and complicated dishes until I started cooking them. While some curries can be very involved, especially if you make your own curry pastes, there are many fast and easy ways to make curry at home. This easy sous vide curry chicken recipe will show you how!

Sous Vide Chicken Mole Recipe

Sous vide chicken mole Since publishing our Beginning Sous Vide book many people have commented on the Sous Vide Chicken Mole recipe. I thought I'd reproduce it here so people can get a taste of the more complicated recipes we have in the book. While the book has a focus on simple and easy to make sous vide recipes we also wanted to make sure there were a number of more complex recipes.

Sous Vide Chicken Marsala Recipe

Sous vide chicken marsala Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite Italian dishes to make. It is such a simple recipe and is so easy to make. The only tricky part is trying to make sure the chicken breasts are cooked through without turning them soggy. Using sous vide to pre-cook the chicken breasts eliminates this issue. Read the whole sous vide chicken marsala recipe for the details.

Sous Vide Chicken Breast with BBQ Sauce

Sous vide chicken breast Sous vide chicken is one of the simplest applications of sous vide that there is. Often times chicken gets very dried out when cooked using traditional methods. But following this sous vide chicken recipe solves all of these issues and results in uniformly tender chicken that is very moist.

Sous Vide BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe

Sous vide chicken thigh Using sous vide to cook the BBQ chicken thighs results in very tender meat. This sous vide recipe also focuses on adding the requisite smokiness you need for great BBQ chicken by grilling them at the end with BBQ sauce.

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