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sous vide frozen meat

Just got my Anova and wanna try boneless chicken breast for my first attempt tomorrow. Can I suos vide frozen meat? Is it safe? How long? I plan to defrost the meat for this cook but wondered for future ref. Thank you !
LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
Rome, GA


  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    In the short time I have had my Anova... I don't think I have put anything in it that wasn't frozen. I just season right before I sear the meat. I usually just add time to whatever the reccomended is to compensate for the meat being frozen since you don't have to worry about overcooking. Good luck, I know you will love it!
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • Thanks. Just wondered if there would be too much time lag in coming up to safe temp, allowing bacterial growth.
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • I wouldn't think it would breed bacteria as long as the meat is vacuum sealed properly. I'm waiting until Christmas to get my SV.


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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,474
    I cook frozen beasts all the time. I put them in zip-loc bags with a pat of butter and seasoning 144 until they reach a core temp of 140 and cook 20 minutes more. Time depends on size of breasts. It's usually around 1:40 to 2 hours. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 541
    no problem SV frozen chicken breasts. Just add an hour cooking time. I would go with 3-4 hours total. Chicken comes out great. I cook at 63 centigrade.

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • Ok, I feel better now. I'm guessing it is ok for beef too-such as prime aged steaks. I sure as heck don't want to muck that up!
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
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