Maple & Thyme Chicken

Recommended Product:
The BLACK+DECKER Sous Vide Slow Cooker

  • Prep Time:
    10 min
  • Cook Time:
    2 hr 
  • Ready In:
    2 hr 10 min
  • Serves:
    4

Ingredients:

  1. 2 lbs. Chicken Breast
  2. ¼ Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  3. Salt & Pepper (for seasoning)
  4. 8 Large Sprigs Fresh Thyme

Directions:

  1. Fill the BLACK+DECKER™ Sous Vide Slow Cooker two thirds full with hot tap water, put the cover on the Sous Vide Slow Cooker. Then insert the temperature probe into the water through the hole in the handle of the lid. Set the temperature to 146°F and the time for 2 hours.
  2. While the water heats, generously season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in individual zip top bags.
  3. Place the thyme on either side of the chicken and pour the maple syrup among the individually bagged chicken. Press out as much air from the bag as possible and zip close. Once the water is heated, place the airtight bags in the water, until chicken is completely submerged.

Tip: Use the included rack helps keep the chicken under water. You may need to add more water to submerge the chicken. Make sure it is hot tap water so the temperature does not dip down too much.
Sear the meat: Once the chicken has finished cooking, remove it from the bag, discarding the thyme and maple syrup, and place on a large cutting board. In a cast iron skillet, heat a few tablespoons of oil over high heat. Once the oil is very hot; sear the chicken in the pan for about 2-4 minutes per side. Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Note: The higher the temperature you want to cook the meat the longer it will take the slow cooker to heat up. Depending on how hot your tap water gets you may need to heat water up on the stove or in a kettle before pouring into the Sous Vide Slow Cooker.