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How to Sous Vide Chicken Drumstick

Dark meat is handled very similarly to the white meat except for a slight increase in temperature and cooking time. My recommendation for a normal chicken thigh or leg is 148ºF (64.4°C) for 4 to 6 hours.

Chicken-Drumstick

Dark meat is handled very similarly to the white meat except for a slight increase in temperature and cooking time. My recommendation for a normal chicken thigh or leg is 148ºF (64.4°C) for 4 to 6 hours.

If you are making shredded chicken then the more tender, but less moist result of 165ºF (73.9°C) for 8 to 12 hours, should work very well.

Sous vide turkey thigh leg sear

Due to the moisture present in sous vide cooking any skin that was in the pouch will not become crispy. If you enjoy crunchy skin with your meal, then the best solution is to take it off of the bird before cooking the meat sous vide. Then before serving place the skin on a baking pan and place it into a 375ºF oven for a few minutes to crisp it up.

Sous vide chicken legs honey sriracha

For more information I highly recommend my guide on how to sous vide chicken.

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Sous Vide Drumstick Times and Temperatures

  • Medium: 141ºF for 4 to 6 Hours (60.6ºC)
  • Ideal: 148ºF for 4 to 6 Hours (64.4ºC)
  • Shreddable: 165ºF for 8 to 12 Hours (73.9ºC)

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Sous Vide Chicken Drumstick Recipes and Articles

Sous Vide Chicken Legs Recipe with Honey-Sriracha Glaze

Placeholder This recipe adds flavor to chicken legs post-sous vide with a sweet and spicy honey-sriracha glaze. You can adjust the recipe to your preferred hotness! Due to the odd shape of chicken legs and thighs, I find searing them on a grill or under a hot broiler works best. Popular entree for the whole family.

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