Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast. How to cook frozen chicken breast in the Ninja Foodi. A simple frozen chicken breast recipe that is flavoursome, easy to mix and match flavours, fantastic for meal prep and full of clever Ninja Foodi hacks.
Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi
One of my biggest addictions is to recycle. I buy second hand clothes, have a second hand sofa, buy my kids second hand Christmas presents and love taking the kids to the big recycling bins.
I also love to recycle with food. I am obsessed with leftovers and if I can make one meal into two, or even three, then I am a very happy home cook.
You are probably wondering what this has to do with frozen chicken breast in the Ninja Foodi.
Well, it is a recycled sauce that I am using to cook the frozen chicken breasts in. It came from my Ninja foodi slow cooker coconut curry chicken.
You see, it is much better to use flavoured stocks and sauces in the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker, otherwise your food will come out bland.
Plus, you can get real enjoyment of thinking what you did with that bit of sauce or soup from another meal.
Can You Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?
Yes, you can. Plus, it doesn’t matter if your frozen chicken breasts are stuck together.
In fact, mine usually look like this:
What is important when cooking frozen chicken breast in the Ninja Foodi is:
- That your chicken is fully cooked
- That it is cooked in a sauce or a stock to prevent it from becoming dry
Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Technique
As I mentioned above, I used my leftover slow cooker chicken dinner to make this chicken breast.
What I have a habit of doing, is making way too much sauce when I make slow cooker meals, and then have a load leftover.
What I will then do, is blend what I have left in the slow cooker. It will then get dumped in the freezer and I have a stock for future meals or I have a soup that is ready to serve the next day and just needs a quick reheat.
What I did this time was pour my leftover stock over frozen solid chicken breast in the Ninja Foodi.
Then I pressure cooked the frozen chicken and then once it was cooked, I could do what I liked with it.
Ninja Foodi Shredded Chicken Breast
My favourite thing with frozen chicken breast is to shred it and then use it for meal prep. What I did was shred the chicken breast first, then add barbecue sauce and then loaded it into meal prep containers with carrots.
Like you see below:
Though of course, if you don’t want to use barbecue sauce, you could use some of the leftover stock or use another favourite sauce.
How To Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?
If you want to cook frozen chicken breast in the Ninja Foodi this is how you do it:
- Place frozen chicken breast into the cooking pot.
- Add stock,
- Pressure Cook.
- Shred and serve.
How Long To Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?
I recommend cooking frozen chicken breast in the Ninja Foodi for 20 minutes on high pressure. This is especially important if your chicken breasts are stuck together to ensure the chicken in the middle is thoroughly cooked.
Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast
- Dump your block of frozen chicken breast into the Ninja Foodi cooking pot.
- Pour over leftover soup or stock so that is smothers your chicken breast. Then pour 1 cup (240ml) of water over. Place the lid on your Ninja pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing.
- Pressure cook for 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release, before releasing the remaining pressure.
- Remove the chicken breasts and shred with meat claws. Season with salt and pepper and mix with barbecue sauce.