Sous Vide Whole Roast Chicken With Oranges Recipe (Sip Bite Go)
This perfect sous vide whole roast chicken with oranges and herbs is delicious for any night of the week. It’s first spatchcocked (super easy - I’ll show you how), then finished in the oven broiler. It's an easy and very tasty sous vide chicken dinner idea. Perfect for holiday meals, too.
While the sous vide bath preheats, prep the chicken. Clean the chicken by running it under water and discarding the bag and any extra pieces that come with it. Place the whole chicken breast side down on a cutting board. Use sharp kitchen shears to cut from top to bottom along the backbone. Repeat on the other side to fully remove the backbone from the chicken. Discard or use backbone in chicken stock. Push down and completely flatten chicken. This will help it cook evenly during the specified sous vide roast chicken cook time.
Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. To the skin side, add garlic and oregano. Rub the spices into the chicken.
Transfer chicken to a large sous vide bag. Add 3 slices of orange, and vacuum seal it in a flat layer. Sous vide chicken at 148 degrees ºF for 6 hours.
When done, remove chicken from the hot water and shock the bag in an ice bath for 5-10 minutes. Stick it in the fridge to finish and serve another day. Or proceed to the next step to cook and enjoy it that day.
Set the oven broiler to high. Cut open the vacuum seal bag and transfer the whole chicken to a cutting board. Discard the oranges and wipe the chicken clean. Pat the chicken dry.
Transfer sous vided chicken to a rack placed on top of a rimmed baking sheet. Add butter to the top of the chicken and broil it on High for ~3-8 minutes.
Once roasted sous vide whole chicken is a golden brown, remove it from the broiler and let it cool for 15-30 minutes. The longer the better. To keep it warm, cover it with foil while it rests with a hole poked in the top of the foil for the steam to escape. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parsley, squeeze of orange and the rest of the orange slices