Sous Vide BBQ Chicken

Whitney Bond
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 47 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • Large Bowl
  • Grill
  • Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
  • Cooking Container


  • 4 chicken breasts 1/2 lb each
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce


  • Preheat the sous vide machine filled with water to 150°F.
  • Toss the chicken breasts with the BBQ sauce in a large bowl.
  • Add each chicken breast to a quart-size FoodSaver bag.
  • Open the FoodSaver appliance lid and place the open end of the bag into the vacuum channel.
  • Close the lid and turn the latch to the "operate" position.
  • Press the vacuum/seal button and let the motor run until the bag is fully vacuumed.
  • When the seal indicator light turns off, move the latch to the open position, lift the FoodSaver lid and remove the bag.
  • Repeat for each chicken breast.
  • Add the vacuum-sealed BBQ chicken to the sous vide and set a timer for 90 minutes.
  • Remove the BBQ chicken from the sous vide after 90 minutes.
  • Heat a grill to high heat. Sear the chicken for 30-60 seconds on each side.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


If cooking more chicken breasts, add 3 tbsp of BBQ sauce per chicken breast.
Keyword bbq, chicken, sous vide