The return of the reusable silicone food bags
I wrote “Reusable Silicone Food Bags” almost a year ago. Today I’m sharing a new way of using this product in a recipe!
Last time we bought these reusable silicone food bags from a company called Moonmoon. The bag was absolutely handy; we had a minor problem with the received item, but their customer service was great and resolved the issue. Now we are back in the UK and found that they released a new colour in their bags’ lineup. Since we left the bags we bought in France for my mother-in-law, I bought Moonmoon’s new grey bag to try here.
What is “salad chicken”?
It’s a sous-vide* chicken that got very popular in Japan when convenience stores there started selling them. It’s very easy to get — convenience stores are everywhere, literally. Overall, it’s a great food when dieting and as a bonus, it’s tasty too!
*Sous vide is a way of cooking originating from France. Place the ingredients into a plastic bag, vacuum pack it and cook it in a water bath at a set temperature.
I didn’t want to get single-use plastic bags to make it, so I prepared it with the silicone food bag. It works perfectly!
- 2 chicken breasts (roughly 300 to 350g)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 pinches of salt
- 2 tablespoons of Japanese sake or dry white wine
- White pepper
- Remove the excess water from the chicken with a kitchen roll or clean kitchen towel.
- Stab few times with a fork.
- Place the chicken breasts on the tray and sprinkle some salt and sugar on both sides.
- Sprinkle some grounded white pepper.
- Put the chicken breast in the silicone food storage bag.
- Add Japanese sake or white wine.
- Remove as much air as possible from the bag and close it.
- Place the bag in the pot with boiling water. Put the lid on and turn off the heat.
- Leave it until cools down.
- Slice it and serve with your choice of condiments!
CAUTION: If the chicken is larger, cook the chicken a little longer and then turn off the heat. Do not eat it when it’s undercooked. You can put it back in the bag to cook for a few minutes if you still have the juice in it. If not, cook it on the pan, or steam it.
You can add some herbs or spices to the chicken before cooking to explore different flavours! I have tried the following combination:
- Herbs and some garlic or lemon or both!
- Spices (curry, cajun, harissa)
- Japanese chicken (garlic, ginger, soy sauce)
You can use some condiments to enjoy the chicken. Such as;
- Sesame oil
- Vinaigrette dressing
- Ponzu (Japanese citrusy sauce)
- Spring onion sauce (my favourite!)
Recipe for the spring onion sauce
- 2 to 3 spring onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar or lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- Some sesame seeds and freshly grounded pepper
Place the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. You can keep it in the fridge and enjoy up to 5 days.
Adding sliced chicken to a salad to make a caesar salad would be nice too!
You’ll have some juice in the silicone bag after cooking the chicken. I used it to make some chicken and vegetable soup. Simply pour the juice into a saucepan and add some water and bring to a boil. Add your choice of chopped vegetables, then cook, season and it’s ready to eat!
Thank you for reading this sous-vide salad chicken recipe today! I hope this new way of using silicone food bags will inspire you to make new recipes!
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