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46+ Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes

Ninja Foodi chicken recipes are here!! From frozen to fresh, using your pressure cooker or Ninja Foodi air fryer recipes too. Both offer you lots of lunch and dinner ideas to choose from. 

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Now that you have your new pressure cooker and air fryer you’re probably looking for easy Ninja Foodi recipes right?! Here’s a roundup of Ninja Foodi chicken recipes! Get ready for a months worth of lunch and dinner ideas you will want to share with your friends. (affiliate links present)

Quick Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes

Of course we have made a lot more pressure cooker and air fryer recipes than these. We’ve even narrowed things down and you can now find more healthy Ninja Foodi recipes here.

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Sometimes you want to narrow things down though to just chicken! From chicken thighs to breasts and air fryer chicken wings we have it all. Not just cooking from fresh either, we have tips on how to reheat chicken tenders in air fryer too.

Here are a few resources to start with:

  • This is the Ninja Cooking system we got
  • It’s the first model, the newer ones are smaller
  • Some ask the price but it varies because of shipping and taxes and whether it’s being shipped to Hawaii or Alaska territories.

Check here to see the current price, International addresses are subject to additional fees.

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Join my Ninja Foodi EASY Recipes Facebook group for recipes and to hear about exclusive offers. Then you’ll see things like how to make air fryer popcorn chicken and a lot more daily. Everyone is welcome to share their creation so you can get tons of ideas from people around the world, and share what you’ve made too.

Ninja Foodi Chicken Breast Recipes

That is where I got the idea to make a sort of French onion chicken in Ninja Foodi meal. I always use onions for all the things since they are so cheap but pack a punch of flavor. Adding slices of cheese at the end gave it creaminess but still a great source of protein. Kids even love this one.

You can make some of these in a Ninja Foodi Grill too. If you have that one it comes with two functions. You can grill and air fry. That does cut down the meals you can make since you cannot pressure cook in it but is a nice option to “barbecue” when it is cold and rainy outside.

We will show you how to cook these kebabs you see here below too in the printable recipe card. Those can have all different sort of vegetables on the stick, use what is in season and your favorites.

ninja foodi chicken kabobs

Chicken Breast Ninja Foodi Recipes

If you’re looking for healthy electric pressure cooker recipes and air fryer meals or pressure cooker leftover chicken recipes, we’ve got them! This is a great start right??

Love spicy stuff??!! Make a pot of shredded Ninja Foodi buffalo chicken. Throw it on to sliders for a fun appetizer or dinner idea.

buffalo chicken

Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes Healthy

If you need a gluten free chicken option we have that too. Use our Fried Chicken in Air Fryer without Flour instructions for that one. You can use dark or light meat to make any of these Ninja Foodi Chicken Thigh Recipes.

If you want something quick, you can throw in bagged/frozen orange chicken in air fryer and it’s amazing!

Panda Express has one of our favorites so we thought we’d figure out how to make Ninja Foodi black pepper chicken at home. It came out great so we shared it here on our site.

These will include dinners and side dishes cooked with the saute, pressure cooker, and air crisp functions. I honestly don’t use anything other than those 3.

ninja foodi chicken and rice

Let me start by saying that you can use all of my 101+ Instant Pot recipes in the Foodi. They work the same using your pressure cooker function. The only difference is now you have a crisping lid to make everything crispy and delicious!

For the most tender meat ever you can use a mallet to pound it out to thinner. This is how long to cook thin chicken breast in Ninja Foodi using the air crisp lid.

Let’s start with a few classic Ninja Foodi chicken recipes your kids will rave over!

Then make a batch of homemade air fryer chicken tenders no breading! If you need low carb but they want tons of flavor these will satisfy you both. We have directions for frozen air fryer chicken strips here as well as Ninja Foodi homemade chicken nuggets too.

air fryer chicken strips

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

If you have kids, these Ninja Foodi chicken legs will surely be a hit. Use barbecue sauce or teriyaki marinade for a yummy and healthy meal.

For a healthier idea, try our air fryer chicken leg quarters with bbq sauce or tahini chicken with sauce.

Then throw in this Ninja Foodi chicken recipe where you can make an air fryer whole chicken using just air crisp, or pressure cook and then crisp. Want to do the same thing with game hens? Follow our Ninja Foodi cornish hen recipe.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Ninja Foodi Boneless Chicken Recipes

Hate wasting all the things that come with your bird? Boil and bread the things in that bag and make air fryer chicken gizzards with them! Seriously they are really good this way. Not feeling great?? Try this feel good soup or pressure cooker chicken noodle soup to feel better.

Want a heartier meal??

One of our favorites has to be this air fryer chicken teriyaki. OH MY this and our air fryer sesame chicken is good with some brown rice in bowls for dinner.

air fryer teriyaki chicken

Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Recipe

Below is shredded chicken. It can be used for a variety of meals including tacos, bowls, burritos or sliders!

Or frozen chicken breast in air fryer…we have directions for both. It’s really quite simple! Directions in the link above. Tip: Defrosting and cooking frozen chicken breasts in a pressure cooker is ideal for making shredded chicken but not fantastic for eating whole in my opinion.

They’ll get tender and perfect for mixing with a tasty sauce and making shredded chicken soft tacos but whole they have an interesting texture.

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Instant Pot Asian Chicken

How to Cook Chicken in Ninja Foodi

Love pressure cooker casseroles? Most of ours take less than 15 minutes to cook. Now that is a FAST cook time! Just set to high and when it’s done you quick release on your pressure release valve and add a layer of cheese to melt on the top if you want! 

I am totally obsessed with this machine I tell you! Just use your favorite sauce and meat and that is literally all you need for pressure cooker bbq chicken thighs I tell you.

Love Chinese food? Try our Ninja Foodi Asian chicken some night for sure. Adding together all the meat, noodles or rice and vegetables makes a complete one pot meal we love.

This crack chicken casserole below has been a huge hit, or Ninja Foodi crack chicken without the noodles.

pressure cooker crack chicken

Looking for the best Ninja Foodi wings ?? This one uses a dry rub and is so good you need NO sauce for extra flavor. They’re a much healthier way to cook chicken wings, but get as crispy as if you deep fried them.

We also have a lot of pressure cooker chicken soup recipes to try.

Air fryer chicken skewers

instant pot chicken parmesan casserole 2

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Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes

Ninja Foodi chicken recipes and skewers are here!! From frozen to fresh, using your pressure cooker or air fryer function there are lots of dinner ideas to choose from.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, greek
Keyword air fryer, chicken, kebabs, ninja foodi, vegetable
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 194kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Put diced chicken into a bowl. In another bowl whisk together the garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano and olive oil.
  • Pour over chicken, toss to coat. Marinate on the counter for at least 15 minutes, can leave in fridge overnight for stronger flavor.
  • When ready to cook put cut vegetables in a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil. Then sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
  • Measure skewers to ensure they are the right length to fit inside your air fryer basket first. Cut/break to fit.
  • Use wood skewers and alternate 1 pc. of chicken, then a tomato, zucchini, then onion piece until everything is used up.
  • Put prepared kebabs in air fryer basket at 380 degrees for 15-18 minutes flipping halfway through until chicken is done all the way through.


Nutrition Facts
Ninja Foodi Chicken Recipes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 23.4mg28%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Julia alexander

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Hi, Amazing article. Look like you are an expert chef and the recipe looks so delicious. I will definitely try it


Monday 1st of February 2021

Hi there, I am so loving your recipes. I have been going nuts looking for help on using my new Foodi. I have a question regarding the pressure cooker. Do I have to add water to everything that I pressure cook? Sometimes I get a flashing message that says “WATER” so I have to open the lid and add water, but I noticed you do not say to do that in your recipes. I mean the ones that are not liquid based. Can you help me out? Thanks bunches!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Yes water must be added for pressure cooking however if you're adding things like broth, salsa, or other things with liquid you don't have to add additional water.

Alison P

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Good information, but way too many ads. Cannot recommend this website or blog. It does not flow well at all. Too many ads, links, and needs updated view. Hard to visually follow.


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Hi there, I am so loving your recipes. I have been going nuts looking for help on using my new Foodi. I have a question regarding the pressure cooker. Do I have to add water to everything that I pressure cook? Sometimes I get a flashing message that says "WATER" so I have to open the lid and add water, but I noticed you do not say to do that in your recipes. I mean the ones that are not liquid based. Can you help me out? Thanks bunches!

Ed Ellis

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

How can I get a book for the recipe’s you have for the foodie, I have the full book but doesn’t have the ones I have seen in your post, I especially like the boneless chicken thighs?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I don't offer all of my recipes in book form though you can print each recipe at the bottom of each post and create your own book of them

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