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Ninja Foodi Roast Chicken

Steam roast chicken in the Ninja Foodi Max 15-in-1 is such a timesaver with the time to cook significantly reduced.

Whole roast chicken (2kg in weight) cooked to perfection in just 45 minutes! 

A slice of moist steam roast chicken, on a plate.

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With the ever-rising energy costs, a multicooker is the way to go. It's a cheaper way to cook everything, not just chicken!

Price

I must point out that the Ninja Foodi Max 15-1 SmartLid Multicooker is not exactly cheap to buy, however, it will save you from using the oven and therefore save on your energy bill - happy days!

I bought mine from John Lewis and at the time of writing (October 2022) John Lewis, Argos and Curry's are the cheapest selling at £249.99 - even Ninja themselves are charging £50 more at £299.99 😕  

Please beware of Amazon who is trying to sell it at a silly high price.

Top Tip!

The 15-in-1 comes with the digital cooking probe and offers the 'steam roast' cooking function, that is the main difference between this model and the 14-in-1 The 14-in-1 does NOT have steam roast.

Ninja Foodi Max 15 in 1 SmartLid Multicooker

Ninja Foodi Max - curry in just 12 minutes!

Using pressure cook mode it can cook chicken curry in just 6 minutes (plus time to get to temperature) which is also about 6 minutes. 

But come on, chicken curry in 12 minutes - that's impressive, I haven't actually written a post on that yet but it's on its way!

Put the ingredients into the cooking pot, shut the lid and select HIGH pressure and set it to Quick Release. 

I've used mine so many times, we loved these roasted chickpeas

Back to the steam roast chicken

I cooked this as part of our Sunday roast dinner, so I only added a little salt and black pepper, but of course, you can add spices such as paprika or cayenne, whatever you like, a BBQ rub for example would be a great choice 😋

You can create a perfect roast chicken in under 1 hour with the Steam Roast function and Smart Cook System can easily cook a delicious 2.5kg roast joint with tender, crispy results.

Tender, tasty and moist chicken with next to no effort at all. 

How to use the steam roast to cook a chicken in the Ninja Foodi Max 15-1

Be sure your chicken has been out of the fridge for 30 minutes otherwise the cooking times will be wrong, this would apply if you were roasting in a regular oven.

Add 250ml of water to the ceramic cooking pot and put the cook and crisp basket in.

Cooking pot of the Ninja Foodi Multicooker.

Using butcher's string, loosely tie the legs of the chicken together - just to keep them out of the way.

Rub a little softened butter along with a drizzle of oil over the chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Slide the lid lock to the middle position and select Steam Roast. Set the temperature to 180°C and the time to 45 minutes.

Whole chicken ready to cook inside the Ninja Foodi Multicooker.

I have found that it's best to turn the chicken around halfway through cooking to ensure it cooks evenly.

It's easy to do, just use a tea towel (be careful the pot is hot) turn the cooking basket a full 180 degrees and shut the lid again - the cooker will automatically continue to cook where it left off.

Whole steam roasted chicken in the Ninja Foodi multicooker.

I have found that it's best to turn the chicken around halfway through cooking to ensure it cooks evenly.

It's easy to do, just use a tea towel (be careful the pot is hot) turn the cooking basket a full 180 degrees and shut the lid again - the cooker will automatically continue to cook where it left off.

You really should have a kitchen thermometer so you can be sure your chicken is cooked - it takes the guesswork out of cooking. 

Check that the chicken has reached no less than 75C (167F) 

I go for 80C (175F) remember the chicken will get hotter as it rests and therefore continue to cook.

I highly recommend the Thermapen kitchen thermometer but any kitchen thermometer will be better than none.

Whole steam roast chicken.

Important! 

As with any method of cooking a chicken or meat, you should allow it to rest. Cover the chicken with foil and leave for 20 minutes before carving. This, my friends, is the secret to tender and moist meat or poultry.

Whole Steam Roast Chicken.

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Yield: 2kg chicken
Author: Jan Bennett
Steam Roast Chicken in the Ninja Foodi Max 15 in 1

Steam Roast Chicken in the Ninja Foodi Max 15 in 1

Cooking time is based on a 2kg whole chicken. Be sure to check the temperature 5 minutes before the end of cooking to avoid overcooking.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 50 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 x 2kg (4.4 pounds) whole chicken
  • 10g (0.35 ounces) unsalted butter - softened
  • a drizzle of oil
  • salt and black pepper to season

Instructions

Remove your chicken fron the fridge 30 minutes before cooking
  1. Add 250ml of water to the ceramic cooking pot and put the cook and crisp basket in.
  2. Using butcher's string, loosely tie the legs of the chicken together - just to keep them out of the way. Rub a little softened butter along with a drizzle of oil over the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put the chicken into the Cook & Crisp basket and place it into the cooking pot.
  4. Slide the lid lock to the middle position and select Steam Roast. Set the temperature to 180°C and the time to 45 minutes, although you should check the temperature at 40 minutes.
  5. I have found that it's best to turn the chicken around halfway through cooking to ensure it cooks evenly. Use a tea towel to turn the cooking basket a full 180 degrees and shut the lid again - the cooker will automatically continue to cook where it left off.
  6. Use a kitchen thermometer so you can be sure your chicken is cooked.
  7. Check that the chicken has reached no less than 75C (167F) all over - although I go for 80c (175f) remember the chicken will get hotter as it rests.
  8. Remove the chicken using kitchen tongs onto a large plate as juices will run out as it rests.
  9. Important: cover with kitchen foil and leave it to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving - it will stay hot for a good while.
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