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Get the Recipe: Sous Vide Chicken Thighs

These sous vide chicken thighs are incredibly tender and flavorful! The chicken is melt in your mouth delicious and so easy to make. These chicken thighs are so juicy and tasty!
5 from 15 votes


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp herbs, basil, oregano or parsley


  • sous vide


  • First, fill tall pot with water. Preheat water to 165 degrees Fahrenheit using sous vide.
  • Meanwhile, pat chicken dry. Then, season chicken thighs with onion powder, sea salt and pepper.
  • Add seasoned chicken thighs, minced garlic and fresh herbs to a Ziplock bag or vacuum sealable bag.
  • If using vacuum sealed bag, seal bag and place in water. If using Ziplock bag, use displacement method by slowly lowering bag into preheated water bath. Once almost fully submerged, the air will be sucked out of the bag. Zip it shut.
  • Cook for 4 to 6 hours. The longer it cooks, the more it will fall apart in your mouth.
  • Once done cooking, immediately remove bag from water bath. Place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  • Add a drizzle of oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, carefully place chicken thighs in skillet.
  • Sear for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan.
  • Finally, serve!


  • Use a tall pot and fill water line to almost maximum water line on sous vide.
  • I use and love Anova sous vide.
  • Be sure there is enough water in the pot to fully cover the chicken.
  • The longer the chicken cooks, the more it will become fall apart tender!
  • If using frozen chicken thighs, add at least 1 hour cooking time.
  • After sous vide cooking the chicken, place in water bath.  Then either store in the fridge for up to 3 days or immediately sear on stovetop.
  • Chicken thigh temperature needs to reach 170 degrees Fahrenheit internally.
  • The liquid from the bag creates a delicious sauce if desired.
  • Store chicken for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 242mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 89IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg