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This Sous Vide Shredded Chicken is perfectly juicy and flavorful. The chicken breasts are sous vide cooked in a warm water bath at a precise temperature – the easiest way to cook sous vide chicken for shredding, from fresh or frozen! It’s incredibly versatile and is a healthy addition to tacos, sandwiches, soups and salads.
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Sous Vide Shredded Chicken {Juicy & Flavorful}

This Sous Vide Shredded Chicken is perfectly juicy and flavorful. The chicken breasts are sous vide cooked in a warm water bath at a precise temperature – the easiest way to cook sous vide chicken for shredding, from fresh or frozen! It’s incredibly versatile and is a healthy addition to tacos, sandwiches, soups and salads.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine French
Keyword Sous Vide Pulled Chicken, Sous Vide Shredded Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 87kcal
Author Izzy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen*)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Fill a large container or pot with water. Attach the sous vide precision cooker and set the temperature to 149°F (65°C).
  • Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned chicken breasts to a zip-top bag.
  • Arrange the breasts in one single layer and then seal the bag using the “water displacement” technique: seal all but one corner of the bag, and slowly place it in cold water. Make sure everything below the zip-line is covered by water. Then seal the rest of the bag.
  • Cook for 1 hour. (Make sure the meat is fully submerged while the seams of the bag are above water.)
  • When the timer goes off, remove the chicken from the bag. Don’t throw away the juices.
  • There are two ways to shred the chicken. You can simply use two forks and pull the chicken meat apart, or you can place the chicken in the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment on the stand mixer and use the speed of 2. You can shred the chicken breasts within 20 seconds.
  • If you’d like to add extra moist and flavor to the chicken. Add the liquid from the bag to the shredded chicken and toss to combine.
  • Serve the shredded chicken with tacos, sandwiches or pasta immediately. Or freeze in the freezer-friendly containers for future use.

Notes

  • *If you use frozen chicken breasts, add 20-30 more minutes of cook time in the sous vide water bath.


Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg