Get ready to enjoy a great dinner with Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast, it can also be made in the Air Fryer too as Air Fryer Turkey Breast!
We all know the holidays are coming, but not all of us need enough turkey and ham to feed 20 people, right?
Growing up, my family always had a very small dinner, it was usually just our family of 4 plus my grandparents. That means we had 6 people and did not really need dinner for 15-20.
Let’s just face it and say that leftovers do get old after a while, even when they are from Thanksgiving dinner.
That’s what led me to test out this Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast. It’s the perfect size for a family of 4-6, with minimal leftovers and it’s absolutely delicious!
This is one of those Ninja Foodi Recipes that I’ll be making for many years to come!
What is the best turkey to buy for Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast?
This recipe is made with a boneless turkey breast. I was able to find a boneless turkey breast for $8 at Aldi. They even have great gluten-free turkey stuffing too!
We used a boneless, skin-on turkey breast, which is also so much easier to prepare and slice too!
Pair this turkey breast with this Homemade Cranberry Sauce!
The one I used for this was about 3 pounds. It also came with a turkey packet too; however, if you need gluten-free turkey gravy or prefer your own turkey, this gluten-free gravy was perfect. It can be made with regular flour too if gluten-free isn’t a need.
Can you make Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast in an Air Fryer?
This recipe is essentially Air Fryer Turkey Breast because you are only using the air crisp function of the Ninja Foodi. That means you can make this in any air fryer; however, you need to be sure the basket is large enough to fit the turkey breast you purchase.
I do suggest cutting the netting off the turkey breast before cooking so you don’t lose all the skin.
The cook times may vary as well depending on how much heat the machine you use puts off, that means it’s essential to have a great quick read thermometer. We like to shoot for an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Tips for making Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast:
The turkey itself has so much flavor and juice inside I didn’t find it necessary to coat it with much more than olive oil spray and a dash of rosemary.
The particular turkey breast I used had netting around it and I kept that on during the cooking process, yours may have this on it as well depending on the one you purchase. I SUGGEST cutting it off before cooking.
It can be done both ways, but the skin comes off sometimes if you take it off after cooking.
Be sure to let the turkey rest for 10-15 minutes after cooking, this allows the juices to fully soak into the turkey. It allows it to be juicer and easier to slice as well. I feel like it really gives it that melt in your mouth flavor and texture.
Now, it’s time to make this Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast for your next dinner!
Ninja Foodi Turkey Breast (Air Fryer)
- 3 Pound Boneless Turkey Breast Thawed
- 1/2 Tbsp Rosemary
- Olive Oil Spray
- Cut the netting off the turkey breast, I suggest doing this prior to cooking so you don’t lose the skin on the turkey breast. It can be done before or after.
- Place the turkey breast in the basket of the Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer.
- Coat it with olive oil spray and rosemary.
- Cook at 350 using the air fryer or air crisp function degrees for 20 minutes.
- Carefully turn the turkey breast, coat it again with olive oil spray and a dash of rosemary if you prefer.
- Cook for an additional 30 minutes in the air fryer or air crisp function at 350 degrees.
- Be sure the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
- Let it sit in the Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer for 10-15 minutes after cooking to rest.
- Slice and serve.