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Pulled chicken sous vide

Pulled chicken sous vide or shredded chicken is an easy way to turn a couple of boring chicken breasts into a tasty and delicious mouthful. It is super easy to prepare pulled chicken this way. You don’t have to keep an eye on it in the same way as if you make it on the grill.

Pulled chicken sous vide - Easy recipe for pulled chicken sous vide including recipe for marinade

We are quite crazy about pulled pork on the bbq, and it is also quite another taste you get out of making your chicken this way in sous vide rather than on the grill. You do not get the bark on the outside that is full of barbecue flavor, but chicken breast in sous vide really is something.

It is really easy to make super delicious chicken sous vide without the chicken getting dry, which it often do if it is cooked in the oven.

Pulled chicken sous vide recipe

Here is our recipe for super delicious and juicy sous vide pulled chicken. The recipe allows you to vary slightly in terms of the spices you put on the chicken before it comes in the vacuum bag. Of course, it should preferably be adapted to the context in which you need the chicken when it’s done.

In this recipe you get to variations of delicious marinades you can use for the chicken, choose the one that best suits the dish you want to serve chicken with. Either Tex mex for Mexican food or American style for burger.

Pulled chicken sous vide - Easy recipe for shredded chicken in sous vide with spices
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Pulled chicken sous vide

Shredded chicken breast in sous vide
Opskrift af: Rasmus Juul Møller
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Ret Dinner, Main course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 personer
Kalorier 338 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts

Marinade tex mex style

  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano

Marinade American style BBQ

  • 0.5 dl cola
  • 1 dl ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and peber, to taste


  • Preheat the sous vide bath to 65 degrees celcius (149 degrees F)
  • Put all the ingredients to the marinade you choose to make in a bowl and mix them thoroughly.
  • Put the chicken breasts in the marinade and turn it all together.
  • Put the chicken breasts in a vacuum bag with the remaining marinade. Vacuum the bag and seal it.
  • Bring the bag with the chicken breasts into the water and cook them for 4 hours at 65 degrees celcius (149 degress F)
  • When time runs out, the bag is picked up and the chicken is pulled into strips with two forks like pulled pork. Save the liquid from the bag and mix it in the chicken meat after you shredded it.
  • Serve in a burger, tacos, tortillas or in salad. Bon appetite!


Kalorier: 338kcalKulhydrater: 4gProtein: 48gFedt: 13gMættet fedt: 2gKolesterol: 145mgNatrium: 914mgKalium: 878mgFibre: 1gSukker: 2gA-vitamin: 229IUC-vitamin: 3mgCalcium: 20mgJern: 1mg
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KEYWORDS / SØGEORD Chicken, Sous vide
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Serving suggestions for pulled chicken sous vide

  • The chicken is lovely in a good burger with coleslaw.
  • The chicken is really good for Mexican food, for example in taco shells or in tortilla pancakes. Here you can season the chicken with Mexican spices or choose a ready-made taco mix for the easy solution.
  • Eat the chicken in a delicious salad with vegetables and a cream fraiche dressing. It’s super good in the lunch box too.

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