Review on the Ninja Foodi Grill
I may be the last food/recipe blog creator jumping on the review on the Ninja Foodi Grill. You know why? Simply because I did not want to buy one more gadget, gizmo, small kitchen appliance. I mean, why should we have so many? I have the Instant Pot 6 Qt. 8 Qt. 3 Qt., a Philips Air Fryer, Mealthy CrispLid and two Ninja Foodi’s. Crazy I tell ya. I am a rebel and was refusing one more.
Tonight we were pressed for time on dinner. I had frozen chicken breasts in the freezer. Sure I could have put them in the Instant Pot, or Ninja Foodi and had them in no time. BUT, I’ve done that so many times. The timing was perfect that the Foodi Grill had arrived today. It was actually my husband who was fascinated by this gizmo of a grill. He said it must be like the George Foreman, but better. We never had that grill so I can’t say. The Foreman was very popular back in the day.
From rock hard frozen solid, to 25 minutes later, the best BBQ chicken we have ever made indoors. This Ninja Foodi Grill I may find myself using way more than I anticipated.
Every time we opened the lid to add more sauce, we were in awe. How could this look so amazing? Maybe it will taste like rubber we thought to ourselves.
The Ninja Foodi Grill maximizes flavors and minimizes the smoke. This is true, however, you must always use the recommended oils. For example, Canola, coconut, avocado, vegetable, or grapeseed oils are best. NO Olive oil is recommended for grilling because it could lead to an increased amount of smoke. I have seen this concern and happening on more than one occasion. SO please take note of this.
Did our frozen BBQ chicken turn out rubbery? NO, not in the least. They were so juicy and delicious. We are already thinking of our next meal to make.
Getting to know your Ninja Foodi Grill was pretty basic. The control panel is so self-explanatory. The function buttons are easy to press, and the control panel lights up nicely. Everything from Bake, Air Crisp, dehydrate, Grill and roast. The Ninja Foodi grill does not deep fry, pressure cook or slow cook.
The Foodi AG/IG300 Grill comes with a ceramic coated grill grate, ceramic coated crisper basket, and cleaning brush. It also comes with a started cookbook, a cheat sheet, and of course your owners manual which I highly recommend you read all your safety guides of what and whatnots.
Before you get started with use, be sure to remove all the accessories and packaging. Wash the grill grate, splatter shield, crisper basket,etc, in warm sudsy water. Everything but the main unit is dishwasher safe as well.
Be sure after use, to unplug the unti from the wall outlet, then proceed to remove whatever accessories you used and clean well. You can simply wipe down the unit itself with a damp cloth. Clean up was a SNAP, I tell you. My husband was concerned with that. He said it would be a deal breaker if that grill grate didn’t come clean with ease. IT did, so no worries.
Personally, the size is just right for a family of four. You can comfortably cook 4 plus pieces of any meat you choose, chicken, chops, sausage, or steak. You can even comfortably do a pork loin, or roast of 3 plus lbs.
In closing, did I need another small kitchen appliance? NO, but will I use this Ninja Foodi Grill? You bet we will. This is one of those appliances that you don’t know how much you will enjoy it until you actually have one and give it a try. I had no smoke issues what-so-ever.
There will be those days that I have the grill going, a side in one of the pressure cooker pots, and perhaps even a cake on those hot summer days when an oven is an absolute out of the question to use.
BBQ Chicken breast from frozen
- Ninja Foodi Grill
- 2 Chicken breasts
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup Favorite BBQ sauce of choice
- Avocado oil
- First insert your Grill grate in unit and close. Select the Grill option and adjust temperature to Medium. Set time to 25 minutes. Set to 28 minutes if chicken is frozen. Select start and let unit start to pre-heat
- Next, begin to evenly brush your chicken breast with oil of choice. I chose avocado, but you can use the good oils such as grape seed, coconut, vegetable or canola. Then lightly season with salt and pepper to taste
- The Foodi Grill will beep when the unit is preheated. Place your chicken breasts on the grill grate and close hood. After about 10 minutes, lift the hood, and begin basting with your favorite BBQ sauce.
- You will do this for the remaining of the time. Open hood, baste, flip and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees. You may kick up the temperate at the end if you would like your chicken slightly crispier as shown on mine. WE enjoy it a little blackened.
- Allow your chicken breast to rest for about 5 minutes before serving. ENJOY.
We are very excited to experiment more with the Ninja Foodi Grill. You can find the Ninja Foodi Grill HERE on Amazon.
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