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So I found a vacuum marinator on Ebay for $65. It's the top of the line home model from the information I found. While there is allot of controversy over the effectiveness of these machine to get marinade into meat I figured what the heck. I need to start marinating more so let's give it a whirl. Gonna do fajita chicken thighs today. If anyone has any experience with these let me know. Finding useful information hasn't been that easy. I did have to replace the internal vacuum hoses as they were dry rotted, but luckily I had what I needed on hand.
Forgotten Chicken Now, I know you are thinking from the catchy title this is some Asian inspired specialty chicken dish. Well, it’s not. It is a cook driven by the fact that I was cleaning up a spill in the basement fridge and set out an entire cryo-vac 8 lb package of Costco boneless skinless chicken breasts around mid-day and then about 5 hours later going down stairs to get ground meat out the fridge for burgers for dinner saw the chicken still sitting out. Stupid me! Well - it now needed to be cooked as it is way too expensive to just toss out. So…. Since I had to fire up Big Joe anyway, it was a perfect opportunity to salvage the still cool but needing to be cooked like right now chicken. So with a small detour on the planned dinner the forgotten chicken was rescued. The chicken breasts were coated with olive oil and Worcestershire sauce and then with a quickly tossed together seasoning my daughter put together (salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper powder, and thyme). I decided to do a vacuum marinate in my chamber style vacuum sealer while Big Joe was thawed out from our Georgia deep freeze weather today. With Joe finally at temp, the chicken was direct grilled with the addition of mesquite wood for extra flavor. It will be dinner tomorrow night, some lunches early in the week and the rest vacuum packaged and frozen for quick no cook meals later on. It was really good as an appetizer while we prepared the planned burger meal. Moist and delicious. Just the way it is supposed to be. The vacuum marinating really got the flavors into the meat.