Speed up your family dinner routine and try something new with these Ninja Foodi Chicken recipes. These recipes are fast and easy to make and your family will love them!
We love our Ninja Foodi multicooker! Do you, too?
We love it so much, Marlynn wrote one of the Ninja Foodi cookbooks!
Not only does it reduce cooking time for some of our favorite dishes, it's also versatile. Thanks to being able to use it for pressure cooker recipes and air fryer recipes, we use it to make everything from main dishes to sides to soups.
One of our favorites to make: easy chicken recipes. The pressure cooking function lets us create comfort food chicken dinners in no time. Meanwhile, the air crisp mode gives us crispy chicken without the need for excess oil from frying.
Here are some quick and easy Ninja Foodi chicken recipes that are delicious and will help family make dinners easier.
👩🏽🍳 About these recipes
Instant pot: You'll notice that some of the recipes are labeled as Instant Pot recipes. That's just another brand of an electric pressure cooker. You can make all of the recipes labeled with "Instant Pot" following the same instructions using your Ninja Foodi. In fact, we make ALL of these recipes for dinner specifically in our Ninja Foodi since it's always out on our counter!
Dairy free: These recipes were either originally created as dairy-free or can be made dairy-free with some ingredient substitutions. Any substitutions will be noted in the individual recipes.
These Ninja Foodi chicken recipes:
- Are quick - most can be made in under 30 minutes.
- Contain mostly easy-to-find, everyday ingredients.
- Are a great way to elevate chicken and mix up family dinners.
🍽 Serving ideas
Pair these dishes with some easy-to-make sides. Try our Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Instant Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, or Instant Pot Garlic Rice.
For dessert, you'll love these Banana Bread Cookies, Ube White Chocolate Chip Cookies, or these Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies.
🍗 18 Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes
Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes
Looking to level up your chicken dinners? These Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes are quick, easy, and delicious and your family will love them! We hope you try some of them, and leave a comment below to let us know what you think.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes
The Pressure Cooker mode on the Ninja Foodi allows you to cook food from the inside out, resulting in tender chicken that absorbs all the delicious seasonings and flavors you add to the pot. Here are some of our fave pressure cooker chicken recipes that you can make in the Ninja Foodi.
This classic chicken thighs recipe cooks in under 30 minutes in the Instant Pot. It also includes a bonus gravy recipe and makes enough to feed six people.
Craving Tex-Mex but not sure what to make? Check out these Ninja Foodi Chicken Fajitas. This recipe is fast and easy and could become a dinner rotation favorite.
What's better than a 5-ingredient recipe? One that needs only 4, like this healthy Ninja Foodi Salsa Chicken dish! And each serving is under 200 calories.
Chicken noodle soup is one of the best immunity-boosting comfort foods. So when the weather turns colder, whip up a bowl or two of this Ninja Foodi Chicken Noodle Soup for a soothing, feel-good meal.
If you like big, bold flavors, then you'll love this Ninja Foodi Cajun Chicken Pasta. Rich, creamy, and delicious, it's a satisfying lunch or dinner dish.
Simple ingredients with classic flavors, that's what makes up this Ninja Foodi Lemon Garlic Chicken dish. And it's done in under 30 minutes.
Ninja Foodi Filipino Chicken Adobo has the same great savory flavors as the traditional Filipino dish, but done in only 25 minutes! Serve it over rice and dinner is done.
Sweet with honey, and a bit of spice, Ninja Foodi Honey Garlic Chicken with Rice delivers with mouth-watering flavors and a umami finish.
Bursting with flavor, Pressure Cooker Morrocan Chicken kicks up family dinner. Made with light and fluffy quinoa, it's a hearty dish you'll want to make again and again.
Versatile and easy to make, Ninja Foodi Shredded Chicken can be used in tacos, sandwiches, salads, and much more. Or add it to nachos for the perfect game day snack.
A healthier take on the classic restaurant dish, Cashew Chicken made in the pressure cooker packs a bit of spice and a bunch of yummy, nutty goodness. Make it Whole30 or Paleo with just a few adjustments.
This rustic Tuscan Chicken Pasta made in the Ninja Foodi is so creamy and hearty that you won't remember it's dairy-free! Make it for dinner or a quick lunch when that pasta craving hits.
Loaded with flavors and textures, this Ninaj Foodi Fiesta Chicken recipe includes beans, corn, salsa, and more. A great, tasty dish to liven up your weeknight family dinner routine.
Air Fryer Recipes
The Air Crisp mode on the Ninja Foodi gets chicken skin nice and crispy without the use of excess oil required when frying. Try one of these air fryer chicken recipes in your Ninja Foodi and let us know what you think!
You can't get easier than this Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wing recipe. With less than 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes, you can have super crispy chicken wings for dinner or Game Day eats!
This is one of our family's favorite air fryer chicken recipes that is in our regular meal rotation! With just a little seasoning, chicken thighs are elevated without any extra work thanks to the Ninja Foodi air crisp mode.
Did you know you can cook a whole chicken in the Ninja Foodi? Read the post to find out what size chicken fits each Ninja Foodi unit. The Air Crisp mode makes the chicken juicy and tender, and the skin nice and crispy.
Great for game day or any weeknight dinner, these air fryer teriyaki wings are easy to make with a tangy teriyaki sauce.
⭐️ The Ninja Foodi we use
For our family of four, the pressure cooker and air fryer we use a lot is our 8-quart Ninja Foodi Deluxe. We've had ours for years and rely on it for several of our recipes.
Here are some of the things we like about the Ninja Foodi:
- It has an easy-to-clean ceramic base that cleans up a lot faster and easier than the Instant Pot stainless steel base pot.
- It doubles as an air fryer, which saves on having to buy an additional appliance, as well as on counter space.
- The 8-quart Deluxe XL Ninja Foodi multicooker has large capacity and can cook a LOT of food in one go.
- It's easy to use - For many pressure cooker recipes, you can simply add your ingredients and let the Ninja Foodi do its thing. Then it shuts itself off when the timer expires.
👩🏻🍳 Ninja Foodi chicken recipe FAQs
If you have a family of 2 or 3, the 6-quart multicooker should be fine for most meals. If you have a family of 4 or more, opt for the larger 8-quart Deluxe XL Ninja Foodi (this is the one we have and love!).
Some pressure cooker recipes will call for you to either do a Natural Release or Quick Release. Here's the difference:
-Natural Release - means leaving it alone and doing nothing for the time mentioned in the recipe. This allows the pressure to release naturally and slowly, which usually allows starchy recipes like rice or some pasta dishes to release slowly and safely.
-Quick Release - to do this, very carefully turn the pressure release valve from Sealing to Venting (or Seal and Vent, depending on your unit). This allows the pressure to release quickly, which results in very HOT steam expelling from the release valve. Always use either oven mitts or a utensil with a long arm like a wooden spoon to safely move the valve over.
After you hit Start, it takes a few minutes before it starts actually pressure cooking. Depending on the size of your Ninja Foodi and the contents of your meal inside, it could take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. The more food inside the pot, and the colder the ingredients are, the longer it may take to come to pressure.
One of the beautiful things about the Ninja Foodi is that you can cook frozen chicken! You just need to adjust the pressure cooking or air frying time and add a few minutes, depending on the amount of chicken and the exact recipe. Please review each individual recipe for details.
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