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Sous Vide Grilled Chicken with Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Sous vide grilled chicken is the juiciest grilled chicken recipe you'll ever make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled chicken, sous vide
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 626 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper

Molasses Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Fill a large pot with water. Insert your sous vide machine, and set the temperature to 155F degrees.

  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place in a gallon-sized sous-vide bag. Vacuum and seal the bag with the FM2000 system.

  3. Combine the molasses barbecue sauce ingredients. Place in a quart-sized sous-vide bag. Seal the bag with the FM2000 system. (Don't vacuum it.)

  4. Place the barbecue sauce in the pre-heated water. Add the bag of chicken on top. Sous vide for 1 hour.

  5. Preheat the grill or oven to 400F degrees.

  6. If grilling, place the chicken skin-side-down on the grill grates. Brush with sauce. Grill for 10 minutes. Flip. Brush with more sauce, cook for 10 more minutes.

  7. If baking, place the chicken skin-side-up on a sheet pan. Brush with sauce. Bake for 15 minutes.

  8. Serve with excess sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Sous Vide Grilled Chicken with Molasses Barbecue Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 1087mg47%
Potassium 899mg26%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.