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How to Sous Vide Turkey 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 turkey drumstick is 148ºF (64.4°C) for 4 to 6 hours. If you are making shredded turkey then the more tender, but less moist result of 165ºF (73.9°C) for 8 to 12 hours should work very well.

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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 turkey drumstick is 148ºF (64.4°C) for 4 to 6 hours.

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

Due to the moisture present in sous vide cooking any skin that was in the pouch can struggle to become crispy. The best solution to this is to take it off of the bird before cooking the meat sous vide and then before serving crisp it in a 375ºF oven. Though for regular meals, I'll often leave it on and just crisp it up slightly in a pan.

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

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Sous Vide Drumstick Temperatures and Times

  • 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 Turkey Drumstick Recipes and Articles

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.

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 Leg and Thigh Recipe

When it comes to cooking turkey and other poultry, dark meat is much more forgiving than white meat but that doesn't mean that using sous vide can't help make it turn out great every time!

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 Thighs with Jamaican Jerk Paste Recipe

Often times around Thanksgiving there are great deals to be had on whole turkeys as well as turkey thighs and breasts. However, you can only eat so much roasted turkey with gravy so I like to try different sous vide recipes with them. Here I used some turkey thighs and combined it with the Jamaican jerk paste from our new sous vide book. I use sous vide turkey thighs since they are a great way to have moist, juicy turkey without having to keep an eye on them. I can also sous vide them while I'm working and they're ready when I get home and I just have to quickly sear them and make any sides. Hopefully this is one more sous vide recipe you can add to your mid-week cooking arsenal.

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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