12 Sous-Vide Chicken Recipes That Are Surprisingly Easy

You have an Instant Pot, a slow cooker, a Vitamix…do you really need to invest in another kitchen appliance? Well, no. But hear us out: The sous vide is affordable, it doesn’t take up space on the countertop and it cooks the most tender chicken we’ve ever had in our lives. Plus, most machines work with an app on your phone, which means you can set it up, go about your day and come home to a superbly cooked meal. Here are 12 of our go-to recipes.

13 Sous Vide Dinners That Are Surprisingly Easy to Pull Off

Easy Sous Vide Chicken Breast Recipe

If you’re just getting started with the sous vide, this is a great first recipe to tackle. Feel free to add in whatever fresh herbs you like—the slow-water-bath cooking method really helps the flavors infuse.

Sous Vide Chicken Breast With Lemon And Herbs

Double the recipe and use it for salads and sandwiches all week long. The clean, simple flavors go with everything.

Sticky Crispy Sous Vide Chicken Drumsticks

Everything we love about Chinese takeout, with only five minutes of prep time. (Bonus: These will be a huge hit with the kids.)

Sous Vide Chicken Caprese

For warm-weather cooking, sous vide is ideal, because you never have to turn on the oven. Throw on some fresh tomatoes and basil, mozzarella balls and a balsamic drizzle and you’ve got an incredible summer meal.

Sous Vide Chicken Caesar Salad

Usually, the chicken in a chicken Caesar is a bit of an afterthought. But thanks to the sous vide, which keeps it tender and juicy, this chicken is the star of the show.

Sous Vide Chicken Burritos

We recommend keeping a container of this burrito filling on hand at all times for any last-minute fiesta needs (just add guacamole and a big margarita).

Sous Vide Chicken And Asparagus

Think of it as the high-tech version of a sheet-pan dinner: Everything cooks at the same time, so you don’t have to wash a million dishes or think about what goes on the side.

Sous Vide Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We love this low-carb version of our favorite bar snack. Serve it when you’re watching the game, or pack it up for a desk lunch you’ll actually want to eat.

Sous Vide Bbq Chicken

Using store-bought BBQ sauce makes this about as quick and easy as it gets. We love serving it on top of a big, crunchy salad.

Sous Vide Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Impress your guests when you pass these around at your next party. (Or just make a batch of cauliflower fried rice and eat them on a random Wednesday.)

Chicken Marsala Sous Vide

You’re definitely going to want to serve it over some pasta to soak up the creamy, umami-rich sauce. (A side of garlic bread wouldn’t hurt, either.)

Sous Vide Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

If you can’t be eating dinner on a lanai overlooking a Pacific sunset, this is the next best thing. Think of it as teriyaki chicken with a little extra kick.