Sous Vide Sesame Chicken Recipe

Sous Vide Sesame Chicken Recipe

How To Make Sous Vide Sesame Chicken

This sous vide-cooked sesame chicken is deliciously tender, tossed in a tasty sweet-sour sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds, perfect to be served over rice!

Preparation: 16 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 16 minutes



For Chicken:

  • lbschicken breast
  • 1fresh ginger,(1-inch) thinly sliced
  • 2clovesgarlic,smashed
  • 1tbspsesame oil
  • 1tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tbsprice wine vinegar

For Sesame Sauce:

  • ¼cupsoy sauce
  • ¼cuprice wine vinegar
  • cuphoney
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • cupchicken stock,or water
  • 1tbspsesame seeds
  • 2tspsesame oil
  • 1tspchili garlic sauce,optional
  • sesame seeds,garnish

To Serve:

  • white rice,cooked
  • scallions,green parts minced, to garnish


  1. Fill a pot with water and place the immersion circulator inside.

  2. Set the temperature to 158 degrees F and let the water come up to the temperature.

  3. Combine the cubed chicken breast along with ginger, garlic, sesame oil, soy, and rice wine vinegar to a gallon-sized zip-top freezer bag.

  4. Make sure the chicken is in a single layer.

  5. Seal the bag with as little air as possible by using the water displacement method to help press out all the air.

  6. Slowly lower the bag with the chicken into the water, letting the pressure of the water press the air through the top of the bag.

  7. Once the top of the bag reaches the water line and all the air has been pressed out, seal the bag,

  8. This can be done in the pot of water as it heats. (Just be careful if the water is already steaming.)

  9. Set the chicken aside on a kitchen towel until the water has finished heating.

  10. Seal it when it is submerged so most of the air is out of the bag.

  11. Once the water has come to temperature, submerge the sealed bag of chicken. Make sure the bag is completely submerged so the food cooks evenly.

  12. Cook the chicken for 2 hours.

  13. When the cooking time ends, remove the chicken from the water and turn off the circulator.

  14. Make the sauce and combine with the chicken. Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients in a medium skillet.

  15. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. It should start to thicken immediately.

  16. Scoop out the chicken from the zip-top bag, discard the garlic and ginger, and add the chicken to the pan with the sauce.

  17. Turn heat down to low, and toss to coat and combine. The sauce should get very thick and stick to the chicken.

  18. Serve the sesame chicken over rice garnished with sesame seeds and scallions.

Recipe Notes

  • If desired, measure out cup of the liquid from cooking the chicken and use it in place of the chicken stock when making the sauce for this recipe.
  • The leftover cooking liquid can be saved and used in another recipe if desired.


  • Calories: 323.53kcal
  • Fat: 15.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.48g
  • Fiber: 0.56g
  • Sugar: 15.92g
  • Protein: 25.66g
  • Cholesterol: 72.97mg
  • Sodium: 823.45mg
  • Calcium: 38.04mg
  • Potassium: 385.78mg
  • Iron: 1.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 27.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.08mg
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