We have had our Sous Vide Supreme for about 4-5 months now and I’m still in love with it. We use it ALL the time. My favourite things to do in it are sous vide chicken thighs. Because they taste awesome.
Chicken thighs are by far my favourite part of a chicken to cook with as they are so full of flavour and much tastier than a breast. The Sous Vide just takes them to another level. They are tender, succulent and just so chickeny. Yes chickeny.
I like to rub them with brown sugar, garlic powder and paprika or a simple BBQ seasoning and cook them for about 6 hours for the ultimate taste, they will be cooked after 4 hours and taste great up to 8 hours but 6 hours is my fave and we have tried them lots of times. I use bone in chicken thighs and I normally remove the skin as I’m trying to cut down on fat -boring I know.
Sous Vide BBQ Thighs
You will need:
6 chicken thighs ( bone in, skin off)
3 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1tbsp of sweet smoked paprika
Heat your water bath to 80c.
Rub your thighs with your sugar/garlic/paprika mixture and vacuum pack immediately. Place into your water bath and cook for 6 hours ( min of 4 and max of 8). I tend to cook about 4 batches at a time. I cook one immediately by cutting open the bag and placing meat (carefully) onto the BBQ. This tastes incredible. Perfectly tender but BBQ’d. Yum. I quick chill the other three bags and place 1 in the fridge for later in the week and freeze two.
When cooking the chicken from the fridge, I tend to cook in a hot pan or oven to brown and it makes the juices/sauces go incredibly sticky and sweet. Delicious. To defrost your freezer chicken just pop into the fridge the night before you need them.
I can tell you that this is the tastiest chicken you will try. Cooking it in the Sous Vide Supreme is by far my favourite method.
If you don’t fancy BBQ chicken, a simple bit of salt and pepper is fine or some fresh herbs. Even plain this chicken is outstanding and leaves some lovely stock in the bag to make a gravy or sauce to accompany.
Fancy finding out more about what I think of the Sous Vide Supreme? Check out this interview I gave on their website.
* As stated in previous posts we were gifted the SVS & Vacuum Sealer for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.