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Get ready to learn how to cook chicken in a Ninja Foodi in minutes!
Do you make recipes that call for shredded chicken? If so, making chicken in the Ninja Foodi is the perfect way to get shredded chicken ready in minutes.
I like to use this method for recipes such as soups, stews, and chili that call for shredded chicken even pasta that calls for it as well.
I can usually make this in advance during the day and have the chicken ready to go for dinner that evening.
What type of chicken can you cook in the Ninja Foodi?
I prefer boneless, skinless chicken thighs; however, you can use this method for chicken breast as well. It’s going to be your personal preference or what the recipe calls for.
I like to use this method of how to cook chicken in a Ninja Foodi to make chicken for recipes that call for shredded chicken such as Pressure Cooker Chicken Taco Soup.
Can you cook frozen chicken?
Yes, you can cook frozen chicken in the Ninja Foodi using the pressure cooker function.
This recipe and method can be done for fresh or frozen chicken. It will yield the same results.
Can you cook a whole chicken in the Ninja Foodi?
A whole chicken is fabulous to make in the Ninja Foodi, it can be done using the air fryer function or the pressure cooker function.
This Air Fryer Whole Chicken recipe is a great one to use for the Ninja Foodi.
Should you use the trivet?
Yes, you should use the trivet to cook chicken in the Ninja Foodi. The trivet keeps the chicken off the bottom of the Ninja Foodi in order to prevent it from burning.
By using the trivet is does not stick to the bottom either, meaning you won’t be scrapping the bottom fo the pot once you are done cooking.
How long does it take to cook chicken in the Ninja Foodi?
Once the pressure builds, chicken thighs will cook on high for 12 minutes.
If you are making chicken breast, I would suggest 10 minutes. The key is that the chicken is at least 165 degrees.
Once it’s done cooking the chicken will shred easily with a fork.
Chicken is simple to cook with just water and chicken, that’s all you need! If you want to add to the flavor, you can use chicken broth.
It can then be stored to use later or placed in freezer safe storage to use at a later date.
Need more Ninja Foodi Recipes? Be sure to check out the full Ninja Foodi Recipe Index!
- 2 Pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast or Thighs
- 1 Cup Water
- Place the trivet inside the foodi and pour the water into the foodi.
- Add the chicken evenly on the trivet.
- Use the pressure cooker lid and secure it to the Ninja Foodi.
- Make sure the nozzle is moved to 'seal'.
- Cook on high for 12 minutes. (chicken breast - 10 minutes)
- Quick release the steam.
- Carefully remove and shred with a fork.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 39g