I want to cook a Indian-inspired chicken dish. The recipe calls for yoghurt in a marinade for the chicken. I am fine with the marinade, but I also want to cook the chicken sous-vide.

I now wonder whether the yoghurt will generate any problems when cooked sous-vide. I plan to cook it for approximately 1 hour at 60° C (but will look up in the tables to confirm). I am worried about off-smell and poor safety.

Is it safe to use a yoghurt marinade in a sous-vide recipe?

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It is safe. In fact, the website for the Sous Vide Supreme has a recipe for tandoori chicken that uses yogurt. http://blog.sousvidesupreme.com/2012/06/tandoori-chicken-sous-vide/


It is absolutely safe. Just make sure the pouch is properly sealed and you select a low simmer temp, and long simmer time.

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    The definition of "simmer" is "just below the boiling point". In sous vide cooking, temperatures are frequently well below boiling.
    – moscafj
    Jun 22, 2015 at 13:08

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