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How to Sous Vide Chicken Thigh

I love a perfectly cooked chicken thigh! My recommendation for a normal chicken thigh or leg is 148ºF (64.4°C) for 4 to 6 hours, or you can go up to 176°F if you prefer a shreddable one.


Chicken thighs are usually cooked to either be tender or shreddable.

Tender Chicken Thighs

For tender chicken thighs the temperature used is normally 141°F up to 156°F (60.6°C to 68.9°C) and I personally like 148°F (64.4°C) the best. They just don't need to be tenderized too much, if at all, so the time range is typically 4 to 6 hours, depending on how tender you want the meat, but you can alsopasteurize them by thickness if desired.

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Shreddable Chicken Thighs

For shreddable chicken thighs, the range goes much higher but is often between 160°F to 170°F (71.1°C to 76.7°C). I usually split the difference and use 165°F (73.9°C). They are cooked longer as well to allow for more breakdown, usually for 8 to 12 hours.

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

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Sous Vide Thigh Times and Temperatures

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

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Sous Vide Chicken Thigh Recipes and Articles

Sous Vide Orange and Mint Chicken Thighs Recipe

Placeholder 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

Placeholder 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

Placeholder 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

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

Sous Vide BBQ Chicken Thighs Recipe

Placeholder 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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