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Sous Vide Chicken Thigh

Chicken thighs are a favorite part for many who enjoy some fat with their meat. Similarly to other parts of chicken, when prepared sous vide style chicken thighs produce a juicy, tender and uniformly cooked piece of meat when done right. However, when done wrong, sous vide chicken thighs may turn out dry, tough, stringy and overcooked.

Unlike white meat, chicken thighs are cooked at a higher temperature since it is dark meat. Also, the amount of fat and collagens in it require more heat to break down. Typically, leaner parts of chicken such as the breast are cooked at 141º for 1-4 hours. Chicken thighs on the other hand, are cooked longer (2-5 hours) and at a higher temperature of 147º.

The higher temperature and longer cooking time provides enough heat for collagens in the thighs to break down making the meat soft. The same process of breaking down the collagens in the chicken meat is responsible for producing a juicy and tasty thigh.

Chicken thighs sous vide style is an excellent way to prep the meat for frying, grilling and roasting. Often, much loved dishes such as fried chicken or barbeque ends up drying out chicken thighs before it is thoroughly cooked. Sous vide eliminates this problem, ensuring each piece is properly cooked and while still being tender and juicy. This technique may also be used for stewing chicken thighs and many more.

Sous Vide Chicken Thigh Recipes and Articles

Sous Vide Orange and Mint Chicken Thighs Recipe

Glazed chicken These chicken thighs have an encompassing 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.

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 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 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 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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