Remember a few weeks back I told you about my new toy?
And then I reminded you about it when I gave you some great gift ideas for foodies in this post.
By the way, Valentine's Day is right around the corner....wink, wink!
Well, I am completely and totally enamored with this gadget.
That's right, this gadget. My Sous Vide.
I bought mine on Amazon last summer with a gift card and credit card points, and now that I've tried it a few times, I can't wait to experiment more and more with it!
So, this week I branched out, trying it on chicken.
My local market was out of skinless, boneless breasts, so I went with the split breasts.
I seasoned them liberally with Famous Dave's Country Roast Chicken Seasoning.
What? You haven't tried that? Oh, you must!
This stuff is awesome!!
Anyway, I put the chicken breasts into two large Ziploc bags with a tiny drizzle of olive oil and cooked them in the water bath at 140 degrees for about two hours or so. Maybe more.
That's the beauty of this gadget - you cannot overcook your proteins. You plop it in, and walk away. No fuss, no muss.
You can read more about the Sous Vide I have on their website, and more specific instructions on how to use it. But trust me, this thing produces restaurant quality food at home.
Not kidding, it's the bomb.
When we were ready to sit down to dinner, I got out a large skillet, drizzled it with a little oil, and got it good and hot.
I browned the skin of the chicken breasts on the skillet for just a minute, and we were done.
Absolutely amazing, incredibly delicious, moist, perfectly cooked chicken breast.
Stop drooling. The photo barely does it justice, especially after I had to resize it to fit here.
These babies were the best!!
And seriously, how much more easy peasy can it get?
I had the last of the chicken in my lunch today. My salad has baby spinach, sliced apple, sliced grapes, scallions, pumpkin seeds, crumbled bacon, and crumbled blue cheese. I drizzled a tiny bit of olive oil and some strawberry balsamic over it, and tossed it with some freshly ground pepper and salt.
Oh. my. gosh.
And you know what? That chicken's not done wowing me yet.
Because this is happening. My amazing chicken broth, which will then become a delicious pot of soup or two.
And you know how I love me some soup!! My recipe roundup from 2016 had a bunch of easy peasy soups....maybe this is the weekend you try one out for yourself!
Because....IT'S THE WEEKEND!!
Happy Dance!! :)