Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

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Delicious Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast, that is so effortless it will become your new midweek favourite.

You can also rinse and repeat our frozen chicken breast ninja foodi recipe with chicken thighs.

Ninja Frozen Chicken Breast
Ninja Frozen Chicken Breast

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.

If you love the idea of recycling from your pressure cooker pot too why not try our stocks? They are made in the instant pot, and they can all be made in the Ninja Foodi with the pressure cooker button. Try: Instant Pot Beef Stock | Instant Pot Chicken Stock | Instant Pot Turkey Stock | Instant Pot Veggie Stock.

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Can You Put Frozen Meat In Ninja Foodi?

Yes, you can put frozen meat in the Ninja Foodi, and its not just limited to the frozen chicken ninja foodi recipe that we are sharing with you today. Using the pressure cooker button you could do instant pot frozen beef pot roast, instant pot frozen pork loin or even keep it simple with some instant pot frozen steak.

Can I Cook Frozen Chicken In My Ninja Foodi?

Yes, you can cook any frozen chicken at home in your ninja foodi. For example, you could do frozen chicken thighs ninja foodi, or how about ninja foodi frozen chicken wings, or my personal favourite using frozen chicken breasts to make ninja foodi pulled chicken.

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:

ninja foodi frozen chicken breast stuck together

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.

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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:

ninja foodi shredded chicken breast

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.

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Frozen Chicken Ninja Foodi Ingredients

Chicken – We used 1.2kg of frozen chicken breast in the ninja foodi which is the equivalent of just over 2.5lbs of chicken. You can also swap it for boneless and skinless chicken breasts and instead transform this into ninja foodi frozen chicken thighs.

Liquid – I am calling it liquid rather than calling it stock or soup, because you have so much scope here with what you add to your ninja frozen chicken breast. You can add soup + some stock, do stock only or add a thick soup + water so that it’s at the right consistency to go to pressure.

Seasoning – Then I also recommend some seasoning for your chicken breasts. You can keep it simple with salt and pepper, or add another favourite such as tarragon or mixed herbs.

Can You Recommend A Ninja Foodi?

I often get asked which kitchen gadgets I recommend and which one I use. For the Ninja Foodi we have this one. It doesn’t have as many bells and whistles compared to some of the newer models, but it does a great job.

We can dehydrate, air fry, pressure cook, sauté, slow cook, make yoghurt and so much more.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our ninja foodi recipes category as we have been using the Ninja Foodi since 2020 and just love it for simplicity, how delicious the recipes are when cooked in it and how much time it saves us in the kitchen. We even take the Ninja Foodi on holiday with us.

How To Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?

ninja foodi frozen chicken breast step by step
  • Dump. Start by dumping your big block of frozen chicken breasts into the Ninja Foodi. Add your liquid over the frozen chicken until they are submerged.
  • Pressure Cook. Next place the pressure cooker lid on the Ninja Foodi, set the valve to sealing, and pressure cook for 20 minutes followed by a natural pressure release.

You now have ninja foodi frozen chicken breasts, perfectly cooked and ready for serving for dinner.

Ninja Foodi Pulled Chicken

You’re probably wondering what to do with frozen chicken in ninja foodi, well the biggest and best use for it is ninja foodi pulled chicken.

Get out your favourite meat claws (we love these ones) and then after you have removed the chicken from the Ninja Foodi, place them into a bowl and shred. Then toss them in your favourite barbecue sauce and you have the best ever barbecue pulled chicken.

Perfect with our ninja foodi frozen French fries as loaded fries, or why not use them for taco night?

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.

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This frozen chicken breast in ninja foodi pressure cooker is an updated post and was originally shared with you back in early 2021.

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Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

Delicious Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast, that is so effortless it will become your new midweek favourite.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Ninja Foodi
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal


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Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast Ingredients:


  • Dump your block of frozen chicken breast into the Ninja Foodi cooking pot.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?
  • 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.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?
  • Pressure cook for 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release, before releasing the remaining pressure.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?
  • Remove the chicken breasts and shred with meat claws. Season with salt and pepper and mix with barbecue sauce.
    Can You Cook Frozen Chicken Breast In Ninja Foodi?


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Water. We add the water because if your sauce is thick (like mine) it will cause the burn warning and struggle to get to pressure. But if you are using a traditional chicken stock that is not as thick as a sauce, then you don’t need water.
Optional. The barbecue sauce is optional and you can mix and match it with another sauce. You could also use taco seasoning and use your shredded chicken for tacos. You could also slice your chicken if you don’t want shredded chicken.
Thanks for reading Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast on Recipe This. We have many more Ninja Foodi recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more chicken, I recommend you try our Ninja Foodi Chicken Wings.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 1215mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast”

  1. 5 stars
    i was looking for a recipe that could guide me through step by step and yours was perfect. I worry about cooking chicken but cooking from frozen is so much easier for me thank you for the help.

  2. 5 stars
    Love chicken and been able to cook it from frozen in a safe way is great, i love pulled chicken and your recipe is delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    This will always be my go to dish… The frozen chicken breast came out so moist and full of flavor cause I used one can of speghetti sauce. Thank you so much for this great way to do frozen foods. I will continue to use my Ninja pressure cooker for other wonderful dishes.


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