Sous Vide Red Chili Chicken (Adobado)
Sous vide chicken stays incredibly moist and tender. We tried dry rubs, but cooking the meat with a flavorful sauce worked best. For our flavorful red chili sauce (adobado), we liked the earthy, fruity flavor of ancho chilies, but pasilla, guajillo and pulla chilies worked, too. For a milder heat, remove the seeds after stemming the chilies. Serve with rice or tortillas and sour cream. For an equally flavorful but simpler alternative, cook each chicken breast in ¼ cup coconut milk whisked with 2 teaspoons red curry paste.
tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil
ounces whole dried ancho chilies, stemmed and seeded
01Using an immersion circulator according to product directions, heat a water bath to 145°F. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the chilies and toast until lightly browned, about 20 seconds per side. Transfer to a food processor, reserving the oil in the skillet. Process until coarsely chopped, about 30 seconds. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the chilies, oregano and garlic then cover, remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
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