Thai Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Tomato Salad

Thai Sous Vide Chicken Thighs with Tomato Salad

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Chicken thighs marinated in a Thai sauce, and sous vide to perfection, then seared to be crispy outside. They are served over a tasty tomato salad to complete a low-carb and delicious meal.




  1. In a small bowl, combine basil, cilantro, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, sriracha, and fish sauce until blended. Reserve one-half of the marinade.
  2. Place remaining half of the marinade in a large Ziploc bag; add chicken and knead to coat. Let stand 30 minutes (or overnight) in the fridge to marinate.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat Anova Precision Cooker to 149°F. Take out the marinated chicken from the fridge and open the bag. Slowly lower your bagged chicken into the water bath, using the water displacement method, letting the pressure of the water press air out through the top of the bag. Once most of the air is out of the bag, carefully seal the bag just above the waterline. Cook for 2 hours.
  4. Slice the tomatoes and set aside.
  5. When the chicken is done, remove the bag from the water bath and pat gently with paper towels. Heat some oil in a non-stick or cast iron pan over high heat until very hot. Place the chicken in the hot pan to sear, skin side down. Press the chicken down slightly to allow good contact between the skin and the pan. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until the skin is golden brown and crispy. You should be able to lift the chicken easily at this point.
  6. Divide the tomatoes into 4 equal portions and place on 4 serving plates. Place chicken on top and drizzle with the reserved Thai marinade. Add more kosher salt or freshly ground black pepper; sprinkle with freshly chopped basil and cilantro if desired. Enjoy!



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