Straight out of the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, this chicken breast is delicious and juicy. But it’s even better when the skin is seared in a saute pan. In fact, we tend to believe there are few foods more perfect than juicy chicken with crispy skin, and this Crispy-skin Sous Vide Chicken Breast is no exception.
For this recipe, we tested one breast sealed in the bag with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; the other with nothing but its bad self. Both were crazy moist and tender, but not surprisingly, the seasoned chicken was was far more flavorful.
Another option would be to brine the chicken before cooking, but it’s hardly necessary. We can’t imagine chicken breast being any more tender, moist, or flavorful than the result of this recipe.
Read on for the perfect Crispy-skin Sous Vide Chicken Breast recipe.
Crispy-skin Sous Vide Chicken Breast
2 hours 10 minutes
For crispy skin, pan sear in olive oil over medium-high heat.
- 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 150°F (65°C). Place all ingredients in a bag, seal, and cook for 2 hours.
Remove the chicken from the bag, pat dry, season with salt and pepper, and brown the skin in a medium-hot non-stick saute pan (with or without oil), about three minutes.
Slice off the bone and serve with a lightly dressed arugula salad.