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How to Sous Vide Turkey Breast

I cook my turkey breasts at 141°F (60.6°C) for at least long enough to pasteurize them, about 2 to 4 hours. Any temperature between 136°F (57.8°C) and 147°F (63.9°C) is common. Turkey is often a little tougher than chicken though so it can benefit from a few extra hours and I'll often go for 4 to 8 hours, though some people go up to 24 hours.

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I cook my turkey breasts at 141°F (60.6°C) for at least long enough to pasteurize them, about 2 to 4 hours. Any temperature between 136°F (57.8°C) and 147°F (63.9°C) is common. Turkey is often a little tougher than chicken though so it can benefit from a few extra hours and I'll often go for 4 to 8 hours.

Some other popular time and temperature combinations are ChefSteps, who recommends 131°F (55°C) for 8 to 14 hours. Some people recommend 145°F up to 150°F (62.7°C to 65.5°C) for a more "traditional" texture, though it will definitely be less moist.

I'll often skip the searing step after sous viding the turkey to maximize the tenderness of the meat.

You can read my whole guide to How to Sous Vide Turkey or How to Sous Vide Turkey Breast for more information.

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Sous Vide Breast Temperatures and Times

  • Medium-Well: 149ºF for Pasteurized by Thickness (65.0ºC)
  • Medium-Rare: 137ºF for Pasteurized by Thickness (58.3ºC)
  • Ideal: 141ºF for Pasteurized by Thickness (60.6ºC)

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Sous Vide Turkey Breast Recipes and Articles

How to Get Decent Skin on Your Sous Vide Porchetta - Ask Jason

In a recent Ask Jason Q&A session, Ben Allen asked, "Do you know a way to do a porchetta sous vide and still get a decent crackling when finishing?"

Help Cooking a Whole Turkey - Ask Jason

In a recent Live Q & A session, Chris Asked Jason "Can I have a little bit of help about cooking a whole turkey?" Jason responded: There's a good Facebook thread in the group talking about different methods of cooking a whole turkey. I personally never cook sous vide whole turkeys. Normally, I break them apart because I prefer the white meat sous vided at 140°F (60°C) and the dark meat at 148°F (64.4°C). It's also a little bit easier to handle the individual parts than an entire turkey. The same goes for chicken as well.

How to Get Crispy Turkey and Chicken Skin After Sous Vide

When I was a kid, I looked forward to eating crispy turkey skin more than anything else at the table! If you are like that, and really, really need your super crispy skin even after sous vide, then you have a few options.

Why Sous Vide a Turkey for Thanksgiving

There are several different goals people have when cooking a turkey. They can't all be accomplished equally using sous vide so it's important to know what you are most concerned about.

Sous Vide Turkey with Charmoula Recipe

Until a year or two ago I had never heard of charmoula, and now I eat it all the time. It's a herb-based condiment that packs a huge punch and comes together really quickly. I used it to top a sous vide turkey breast and rounded out the meal with a sauteed vegetable medley.

Sous Vide Turkey Marsala Recipe

This sous vide turkey marsala recipe is a light and flavorful take off of a traditional chicken marsala. I serve it over grains and add some snow peas to bulk up the dish without making it heavy.

Sous Vide Turkey Curry with Cauliflower Pilaf Recipe

I love a rich, flavorful curry served over rice, but to lighten it up I'll often use a cauliflower pilaf instead of white rice. The pilaf helps soak up the curry while cooking the turkey first with sous vide ensures that it comes out perfect every time. This sous vide turkey curry recipe is the perfect meal for a healthy but hearty dinner!

Sous Vide Spicy Turkey Breast Recipe with Avocado Salad

I really enjoy turkey for a light dinner and it goes well with this avocado and arugula salad from Beginning Sous Vide. Here I add some spice to the turkey in the form of chipotle powder. It's a great way to kick up the heat and flavor without overpowering the turkey.

Sous Vide Turkey Breast Recipe with Roasted Apples

If you are looking for super-moist, tender turkey breast then it's really hard to beat sous vide turkey. Love that crisp skin? You can remove it from the breast and crisp it up in the oven around serving time. My favorite sous vide turkey breast cooking time is 4 to 8 hours at 140°F (60°C). I think this produces the best combination of "moist but cooked"! This recipe pairs the sous vide turkey breast with the fresh taste of oven roasted apples.

How to Sous Vide Turkey for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Once you discover how to cook turkey with sous vide it's hard to go back to the bland, dry roasted version. This sous vide turkey guide will give you all the info you need for a great bird.

Sous Vide Turkey Breast Recipe

If you are looking for super-moist, tender turkey breast then it's really hard to beat my sous vide turkey recipe. There's a definite art to properly roasting an entire turkey and getting every part to turn out perfectly cooked, and it's something that's always hit or miss for me. Once I switched to sous vide turkey breast, I make awesome turkey every time.

How to Sous Vide Chicken, Turkey, Duck and Poultry

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 Turkey Breast with Cranberry Chutney

This is a great meal anytime and pairs the sous vided moist and tender turkey with a sweet and sour cranberry chutney. Always a family favorite!

Turkey Bite with Gravy and Cranberry Air Recipe

This recipe makes a fun party dish that combines turkey with a foamed gravy and a cranberry air for a great small plate treat. The cranberry air will last for 5 to 10 minutes after plating, so the quicker you serve this dish the better.

Thanksgiving Sous Vide Turkey Recipe

Sous vide turkey is outrageously juicy and delicious. It will be the best bird you've ever eaten in your life.

Sous Vide Turkey Breast Recipe with Cucumber and Cherry Tomato Salad

Everyone loves turkey at the holidays but few seem to make it during the year. This is a real shame because it is a flavorful, healthy meat, and when cooked with sous vide turkey is incredibly tender. I saw some nice turkey breasts at the store the other day and decided to cook them sous vide, sear them up, and serve them with a cucumber and cherry tomato salad fresh from our garden. Here's the sous vide recipe so you can make it yourself.

Sous Vide Turkey Recipe Thanksgiving Roundup

Now that it's close to Thanksgiving it's time to talk sous vide turkey. What better way to show off your sous vide machine than making a moist, perfectly cooked turkey for you friends and family. Here's a few articles and recipes to get you started on your way.

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