Without a doubt, among various cooking methods, sous vide is the best way to make chicken breast tender and juicy.

Sous Vide Chicken Breast

What Makes Sous Vide Chicken Breast So Good?

Sous vide chicken breast is a game-changer for many reasons:

  1. Perfectly Cooked Every Time: The sous vide technique involves cooking food at a precise temperature in a water bath. This guarantees that your chicken breast will be perfectly cooked throughout, without the risks of overcooking or undercooking.
  2. Juiciness and Moisture: Traditionally cooked chicken breast often runs the risk of becoming dry and tough, especially when it’s overcooked. With sous vide, chicken is cooked evenly in its own juices, which locks in moisture and makes the meat incredibly juicy and tender.
  3. Flavorful: Since the chicken is cooked in a sealed bag, all the flavors from your seasonings infuse directly into the meat, making sous vide chicken more flavorful compared to other cooking methods. The sealed environment also prevents flavor loss to the cooking medium, as might happen with grilling or boiling.
  4. Flexibility: The sous vide method gives you control over the texture of your chicken. By adjusting the temperature, you can achieve anything from a traditional, firmer texture to a softer, more delicate one.
  5. Easy and Foolproof: The sous vide method is pretty much a set-it-and-forget-it cooking method. Once you’ve set the temperature and time, the cooker does the rest. This makes it ideal for beginners, or anyone looking for an easy and practically foolproof way to cook chicken breast.
  6. Consistency: Whether you’re cooking one chicken breast or ten, sous vide delivers consistent results every time, which is particularly useful for meal prepping or entertaining guests.

How Long to Sous Vide Chicken Breast

The secret to perfect chicken? Temperature and cooking time control.

Sous vide cooking utilizes precise temperature control with circulation to produce results that you can’t achieve through any other cooking technique.

Sous vide chicken breast cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken breast and the desired doneness.

Without a doubt, Typhur Sous Vide Station stands out as an excellent choice for sous vide cooking because of its unparalleled precision in temperature control. Typhur Sous Vide Station offers 7 common thicknesses of chicken breast, each corresponding to different cooking times, aiming to achieve perfect cooking results.

ThicknessFresh chicken breastFrozen chicken breast
¾ inch0:45:001:07:00
⅞ inch0:52:001:18:00
1 inch1:00:001:30:00
1⅛ inch1:07:001:41:00
1¼ inch1:15:001:52:00
1⅜ inch1:22:002:03:00
1½ inch1:30:002:15:00

Sous Vide Chicken Breast Temp Chart

Many sous vide devices offer general temperature recommendations, but the precise settings that Typhur provides, backed by our Cooking Science Department’s extensive experimentation and analysis, take this to another level.

If you prefer your chicken breast to have a traditional, firm texture, Typhur provides the exact temperature for that.

Soft and Juicy: 140℉/60°C

Tender and Juicy: 149℉/65°C

Firm and Juicy: 158℉/70°C

Fibrous, low moisture:167℉/75°C

Tough and dry: 176℉/80°C

This scientific approach to cooking demystifies the sous vide process, making it easier for home cooks to achieve their desired results with confidence. Moreover, it saves users time they might have spent on trial-and-error attempts to find their preferred doneness level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a vacuum sealer for sous vide?

In fact, while vacuum-sealed bags are ideal, you can use the water displacement method with a zip-top bag as we’ve described above.

Can I sous vide frozen chicken breasts?

Absolutely! Typhur Sous Vide Station offers the temperature and cooking guide for frozen chicken breast, to ensure archive the perfect results.

Sous Vide Chicken Breast

The days of plain, dried-out chicken are a thing of the past. Sous viding chicken breast yields an ultra-moist and tender cut of chicken that is absolutely delicious.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people
Calories 153 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For Sous Viding the Chicken Breast

  • 2 each Chicken Breast, with or without skin
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter or Olive Oil, for sous vide cooking
  • 1 sprig Fresh Thyme
  • 1 each Garlic Clove, whole skin on crushed

For Searing the Chicken

  • 1 tbsp High Temperature Oil: canola oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil for searing
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter, for basting

Instructions
 

Nutrition PER SERVING

Calories: 153kcalProtein: 0.5gFat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 549IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.1mg

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)