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How to Cook Chicken Breast in Suvie

Tired of sad, dry chicken breasts? Use Suvie to perfectly sous vide your chicken for juicy and delicious chicken every time. Have a little less time on your hands? Suvie can also roast chicken breasts to perfection. For a complete list of all Suvie chicken recipes, click here

How to Sous Vide Chicken Breasts in Suvie 

Chicken breasts benefit from a low sous vide temperature to avoid drying out. We prefer bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts for the most flavor and for additional moisture. Our preferred temperature to sous vide chicken breasts is 155°F, but reference the chart below to pick the temperature that’s right for you. We recommend sous viding for 1 to 3 hours depending on your schedule. 

1)  Vacuum seal your chicken breasts, place in a Suvie pan, and cover completely with water. 

2) Select “Sous Vide” on the display screen. 

3) The best temperature to sous vide chicken breasts is between 150°F and 165°F for 1 to 3 hours. Select the time and temperature.

4) Input settings, and cook now or schedule. If cooking from frozen, be sure to select “Yes” when asked if cooking from frozen.

TemperatureTimeResult
150°F 1-3 hours Very juicy, soft and tender
155°F 1-3 hours Very juicy, tender
160°F 1-3 hours Firm and juicy
165°F 1-3 hours Very tender, but less juicy 

5) After cooking, pour off water from pans, and remove chicken breasts from vacuum packaging.  

6) If using skin-on chicken breasts, pat chicken dry and broil in Suvie or sear in a smoking hot cast iron skillet until browned, if desired. 

How to Roast Chicken Breasts in Suvie 

The simplest way to roast chicken breasts in Suvie is to season them with olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper, and arrange on a Suvie roasting rack. For step by step instructions, follow this recipe. We recommend the following settings for 1″ thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts set on a greased Suvie roasting rack, being sure to rotate the pan halfway through cooking:

– Roast at 375°F for 24 minutes 

Slow Cooking Chicken Breasts

While chicken breasts may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when slow cooking, they can be made luscious and juicy if cooked in broth or sauce, adding additional moisture to this lean protein. We recommend slow cooking on low for 1 to 2 hours for best results. Try our recipe for chicken and rice soup or chicken and dumplings to get started.

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Allison
Allison
1 year ago

1-3 hours is an incredibly big variation. Is there more specific guidance on cook times available?

Caroline Pierce
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Caroline Pierce
1 year ago
Reply to  Allison

Hi Allison, cooking the chicken for 1-3 hours will yield delicious results no matter what, but if you have extra time, the longer cooking time (3 hrs) will result in slightly more tender meat. If you only have 1 hour, it will still taste great.

JesseLee
JesseLee
1 year ago

Can you point me in the right direction for a general cooking guide for basic meats NOT using the Sous Vous method? I need to focus on quick meals from frozen(using my own food and not your kits) that are consistent. I prefer/have a need to master the fast cook from frozen before anything else.

Caroline Pierce
Admin
Caroline Pierce
1 year ago
Reply to  JesseLee

Hi Jesse, nearly all of the “How to Guides” will have instructions for roasting or baking if you scroll down past the Sous Vide section. The Suvie app also has a good guide for simple cooking instructions for many ingredients. We find that most proteins cook well from frozen with the exception of steaks and lamb chops, which we’d recommend Sous Vide. Be sure to select “Yes” when Suvie asks if you’re cooking from frozen, so it can calculate the defrost time. Hope that helps!

Nicole Carr
Nicole Carr
10 months ago

What if the chicken is frozen?

Caroline Pierce
Admin
Caroline Pierce
10 months ago
Reply to  Nicole Carr

Hi Nicole, if using a frozen ingredient, select “Yes” when Suvie asks if you’re cooking from frozen. This will add additional defrost time.

Patricia
Patricia
1 month ago

Need rec for slow cooking frozen breast

Caroline Pierce
Admin
Caroline Pierce
1 month ago
Reply to  Patricia

Hi Patricia, for any cooking method you can always select “Cook from Frozen” on the Suvie display screen and that will add additional defrost time. Hope that helps!