Sous Vide Waldorf Chicken Salad
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Ingredients for 2
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup walnuts
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 small apple, such as Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady
2 ribs celery (1 cup small diced)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 140ºF (60ºC).
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place in a large zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Add the olive oil and seal using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the moist setting. Place in the water bath and set the timer for 2 hours.
About 10 minutes before the chicken is finished, prepare the salad: In a small frying pan over medium heat, toast the walnuts until fragrant and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Coarsely chop and place in a large bowl.
Cut the grapes into halves and add to the bowl with the walnuts.
Core and dice the apple and toss with a spritz of lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. Add to the large bowl.
Cut the celery into a small dice. Add to the large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Remove the chicken from the bag and cut into a small dice.
Add the chicken to the bowl with the walnut mixture. Add the mayonnaise and mix until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve in lettuce cups, over a green salad, or as a sandwich.