Sous Vide Chicken Cacciatore


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Long cooking with plenty of tomato sauce guarantees tender chicken filled with flavor. This classic Italian dish is great to make ahead of time, before a group dinner.

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Ingredients for 4

  • 4 chicken breasts, bone-in, skin on (about 1.5 pounds or .75 Kilo)

  • 1 ½ cups (155 ml) canned chopped tomatoes

  • 1 onion, sliced thin

  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin rounds

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cored and cut into strips

  • 1 sprig rosemary

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • ½ cup (118 ml) red wine


  • Step 1

    Heat water to 145ºF/63ºC using Anova Precision Cooker.

  • Step 2

    Place chicken, tomatoes, onion, carrot, red bell pepper, rosemary, salt and pepper into zip-close plastic bag. Seal using water immersion method to create vacuum. Place into hot water and cook 2 to 3 hours.

    • Finishing Steps: Stovetop

    • Step 0

      When chicken is done, remove chicken from bag, carefully reserving all vegetables and cooking juices in bag. Gently pat chicken breasts dry.

    • Step 1

      Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Sear chicken, skin side down, 2 minutes, taking care not to burn skin. Remove chicken from skillet, slice and keep warm.

    • Step 2

      Stir flour into remaining oil in skillet. Cook 1 minute, stirring so this does not burn. Deglaze skillet with red wine. Bring all to boil, reduce heat and cook 3 minute, stirring to make sure there are no lumps and that this flour mixture doesn't burn. Pour contents of bag into skillet. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes, letting sauce thicken. Return sliced chicken to skillet with sauce. Serve with plenty of cooked pasta to catch the delicious sauce.

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