Sous Vide Fried Chicken with #anovafoodnerd Justin Borecky

Sous Vide Fried Chicken with #anovafoodnerd Justin Borecky

Fried chicken. Everybody loves it, but not everybody is confident enough to make it at home. That’s where sous vide fried chicken comes in. With your Anova Precision Cooker, you don’t have to worry if the chicken is underdone…ever! It’s cooked to perfection every time. If you’ve got a party, you could even cook the chicken ahead, and just fry it for the party. Less stress is always best, so go get some birds, beers, and fry up a fried chicken feast!

Sous Vide Fried Chicken

What you'll need:

  • 2 whole chickens
  • Salt and pepper
  • Buttermilk
  • Pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Canola, peanut, or vegetable oil for frying


  1. Set Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 155°F / 68.3°C.
2. Break down chicken into individual pieces. Salt the chicken heavily. This will create a brine while it’s cooking to help keep it as moist as possible. 3. Bag white meat and dark meat separately, as each will cook for different time. 4. Place dark meat in water bath and sous vide for two hours. After two hours, add white meat and cook for one hour, leaving dark meat in too.

Finishing Steps:

1. Heat at least 4″ of oil in a pot or dutch oven to 400°F / 204°C. 2. Take your pastry flour and add your spices, mix. 3. Dredge your chicken in the buttermilk and then the flour. If you like it extra crispy, dredge it in the buttermilk and flour a second time to make an extra thick coating. 4. Fry until the coating looks good, usually about 2-3 minutes. It’s literally as simple as that. If it looks good, it’s done!

Time to Eat!

Dig in! Who doesn’t love a huge pile of fried chicken?! Check out the full recipe for sous vide fried chicken, available on the Anova Recipes Site and the Anova App. Be sure to check out all my recipes at!
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