This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Planning to try sous vide chicken in Instant Pot ... tips?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Planning to try sous vide chicken in Instant Pot ... tips?

    Sunday's cook plan is https://amazingribs.com/tested-recip...hicken-recipe/

    I plan to do the low and slow portion using my new smoker tube and don't know how smoky the chicken will be. Since my wife doesn't like a lot of smoke, I plan to sous vide a backup piece and finish them all on the grill per the recipe.

    Any experience with sous vide in the instant pot?

    I've been toying with the idea of using our insta pot for sous vide.
    Let us know how it goes. thanks


      I found many videos on the topic, but they all use the pots that have the Sous Vide button. Unfortunately, I have the Instant Pot Smart Wifi edition that does not have the Sous Vide button. Was unaware of Sous Vide when I originally got the thing. The warm setting is supposed to range from 145 - 172. May test it out when I get home.
      Last edited by saneric38; April 29, 2021, 09:22 AM.


        I use my instant pot for sous vide. Works well, except there's no circulation of the water, so the top tends to be cooler. I lay the lid on loosely (cuz it won't let you seal it) and that seems to work pretty good.


          You may want to read this topic. The original poster found his Instant Pot Sous Vide feature to be unsafe because the actual temperature for a safe lower limit of 130° was actually 122°--highly dangerous from a food safety standpoint.




          • UncleSpike
            UncleSpike commented
            Editing a comment
            Valid point. I check the temp with my thermopen, and (I forgot to mention) I set the temp to 134* to keep the actual temp at 130*

          Yeah, Kathryn beat me to it. If you want to do SV, get a real SV circulator so you can control the temps.

          THAT SAID... no one wants to eat 130F chicken. I like it at 155F or so. Given that it's not a real SV device, I'd use a thermometer in the water to monitor things.
          Last edited by rickgregory; April 29, 2021, 02:18 PM.


            Thanks the heads up on the temp! I'll have to keep an eye on that.

            I plan to sous vide at 150. And finish on the grill per the recipe with the other pieces when they reach 150. If I can't get the water to hold at 150, I'll punt to the oven or air fryer.



              Here is a good article on time and temp for cooking Sous Vide Chicken. I generally do 145*F for 3 hours on both chicken and pork and it ALWAYS turns out as tender as a Mother's love and so juicy it is recommended to wear a bib.


              • Dalmore
                Dalmore commented
                Editing a comment
                I haven't tasted the sous vide I did yesterday. It was a back up piece in case the grilled piece was too smokey for my wife. But it was not so the Sous Vide piece is regulated to leftovers.

              • Dalmore
                Dalmore commented
                Editing a comment
                Wow that is a good article! Thanks!


            No announcement yet.
            Rubs Promo


            These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

            These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

            Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

            A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

            The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

            The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

            Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them

            The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

            kamado grill
            Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

            Click here for our article on this exciting cooker

            Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

            3 burner gas grill

            The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

            Click here to read ourcompletereview

            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

            Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

            Click here for more about what makes this grill special

            Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

            The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order

            Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

            Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

            With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
            Click here to read our detailedreview

            The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

            The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

            Click here to read ourcomplete review