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Sous vide chicken breast on a white plate with mushrooms and salad.

Sous Vide Chicken Breast Recipe

Course: dinner
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken breast, sous vide chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Victor
Sous vide chicken breast cooked in homemade Italian-style cooking sauce for ultimate texture and flavor.
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  • 4 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts (you can also use skinless chicken breasts)
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice (freshly squeezed; or tangerine juice)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp herbs de Provence
  • 6 cremini mushrooms (large; sliced)


  • Heat water in your sous vide machine to 148F.
  • Combine all of the seasoning ingredients (everything except the chicken and mushrooms) in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.
  • Place the chicken and the sliced mushrooms in a vacuum seal-able bag, or a Ziploc bag, add the dressing and shake or massage the bag to ensure even coverage. Seal the bag in a vacuum sealer or remove the air using water displacement method and seal the bag. Make sure that the chicken and the mushrooms are distributed in one layer.
  • Place the bag in the pre-heated water bath making sure that every part of the chicken is under water. Cook at 148F for 90 minutes.
  • Remove the bag from the water bath. Open it and, using tongs, carefully transfer the chicken to a platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Gently pat dry the tops with paper towels. 
  • Heat enough cooking oil in a large non-stick skillet to cover the bottom over medium-high heat. Place chicken breasts skin side down in hot oil and cook for about 30-45 seconds, or until golden brown, then transfer back to the platter.
  • Serve immediately with a side of garden greens and sous vide mushrooms, drizzled with pouch juices left from cooking.


As a variation, use this (slightly modified) delicious Asian-inspired sauce to flavor your sous vide chicken breasts:
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.3mg