Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

This Ninja Foodi whole chicken recipe was devoured by my family. With just a few simple ingredients – including Italian seasoning, some water, and non-stick cooking spray, I was able to feed my whole family without any stress or effort. There are so many Ninja recipes that I’ve enjoyed testing out this month – and I think this one takes the cake. 

Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

Roasting a chicken in the Ninja Foodi or an Instant Pot is so very easy to do. As someone who just recently purchased the tool, I can promise you that this is a no-fuss device. As a mom of three, I couldn’t be more thrilled around dinnertime. 

The running joke in my house is that I usually dry out my chicken when I cook it. My children even go so far as to start to pretend to choke whenever I serve them cutlets because one time… I did take it too far and they don’t forget my mistakes. But with the Ninja Foodi, it just isn’t possible.

Every Ninja recipe I’ve made so far has come out so juicy and crispy at the same time. Bliss! Everyone is happy and that is hard to do. 

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I started out with a Perdue Harvestland Whole Young Organic Chicken which I washed and patted dry. You will be surprised at how little you need to get this recipe off the ground. Just you wait and see! 

What Seasoning Should I Use On My Chicken?

You can use whatever seasoning you’d like on your chicken while preparing your roasted chicken. I just like to use a mix of Italian seasoning, but if you’d like to use a dry rub that has more of a paprika twist, then go for it!

Whatever your family prefers is what you should serve. There are also those premade pouches that you could purchase that I am sure would also work. 

The point is, you want to season the bird before you put it into the Ninja Foodi – this is your flavor layer. So, choose wisely. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 Perdue whole chicken (around 3.5 pounds) – I am a Perdue ambassador 
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons of Italian seasoning (enough to cover bird)
  • cooking spray or olive oil

How To Make A Roasted Chicken In The Ninja Foodi 

I wanted to limit the amount of oil I used for my herb-roasted chicken, and so I decided to not use any in this recipe. If you are against this notion, please feel free to swap out my cooking spray option with olive oil.

Either option works! Ok, let’s get right to the recipe. 

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Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your Ninja Foodi. Place your air frying basket inside the kitchen device. Set aside. 

Wash and pat dry your chicken and then season the outside with your herbs, salt, and pepper. Make sure you get all sides. Place your whole chicken inside the Ninja Foodi. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. 

When done, release steam completely. Now, it is time to air fry.

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Before you begin to air fry, spray the top and sides of the chicken while it is still positioned in the basket with cooking spray. This is to help it get a bit crispier while cooking. Close your lid and air crisp the whole chicken at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

At the 10 minute mark and at the 5-minute mark, open up the lid and spray your cooking spray over the top player of the chicken. Again, this is to help get the skin crispier. 

If you feel that you want your Ninja Foodi whole chicken a bit crispier, you can cook for an additional 3 minutes, but keep an eye on it. 

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What To Serve With This Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

Consider serving mashed potatoes, whole white potatoes, grilled asparagus, or my cheesy potato casserole. Of course, slow cooker mac and cheese is always a great idea, too!

What Recipes To Make With Leftover Chicken

If you have any leftovers, consider the following recipes. These are all great options for leftover chicken!! 

Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

So, what do you think about this Ninja Foodi whole chicken? Something you’d like to make? Have you done it before? Would love to hear! If you want more Ninja Foodi recipes, check out:

Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

Ninja Foodi Whole Chicken Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 Perdue whole chicken (around 3.5 pounds) - I am a Perdue ambassador 
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons of Italian seasoning (enough to cover bird)
  • cooking spray or olive oil

Instructions

    Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your Ninja Foodi. Place your air frying basket inside the kitchen device. Set aside. 

    Wash and pat dry your chicken and then season the outside with your herbs, salt, and pepper. Make sure you get all sides. Place your whole chicken inside the Ninja Foodi. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. 

    When done, release steam completely. Now, it is time to air fry.


    Before you begin to air fry, spray the top and sides of the chicken while it is still positioned in the basket with cooking spray.

    Close your lid and air crisp the whole chicken at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

    At the 10 minute mark and at the 5-minute mark, open up the lid and spray your cooking spray over the top player of the chicken.

Notes

If you feel that you want your chicken a bit crispier, you can cook for an additional 3 minutes, but keep an eye on it. 

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