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Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts

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Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast is going to be the highlight of your week. Tender and juicy chicken that is flavored to perfection. Serve with any of your favorite side dishes and you have a healthy dinner ready in no time! 

Marinating chicken breast is one of my favorite things to do. With my Ninja Foodi Grill it can be snowing outside and I still can serve up our favorite grilled chicken. Beautiful markings, rich flavor, and juicy as can be. 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Chicken Breasts 

Brown sugar adds a hint of sweetness to this recipe. Then the garlic, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar all are just perfectly paired together. This is literally the best chicken marinade for grilled chicken. Plus you have to check out my pork marinade, and steak marinade I use! You won’t want to miss those either! 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

How Do You Grill Chicken And Keep It Moist 

Marinating your chicken is the key to getting moist and juicy chicken. I know that might sound crazy but it is true. You want to marinate the chicken to really lock in flavor and prevent it from drying as it cooks. This recipe is spot on for both. So take the time and allow your chicken to really marinate in this mixture. 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

What If My Chicken Breasts Are Extra Thick 

Sometimes you find chicken breasts that are rather large in size. Sometimes you find with grilling the chicken overcooks on the outside and can be undercooked in the center. So what I recommend is either cutting the chicken in half, so it is thinner before you marinate it. Or you can place it in between plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to help flatten the chicken a bit. 

That way when you toss on the Ninja Foodi Grill you can get an even cook. Have you ever noticed where chicken is wider in certain spots, by flattening it out you get a more even cook and ensure all the chicken is properly cooked? 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

How To Make Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast On Your Ninja Foodi Grill

  • In a bowl mix together oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, garlic & salt & pepper. Set aside 1/4 cup to use later when serving.

  • If your breasts are super thick and or uneven in thickness, put between saran wrap and beat until even and less thick. Or cut in half, creating 2 less thick breasts. 
  • Poke breasts with a fork creating little pockets for the marinade to soak into.

  • Put your breasts into the marinade and let marinate for at least 20 minutes.

  • Insert removable cooking pot. Insert the grill grate into your pot.
  • Press the grill button, set the temperature to MEDIUM, and set the time to 25 minutes.
  • Once “Add Food” flashes, add the chicken breasts onto the grill, and close the lid.

  • At 8-10 minutes (depending on how thick) open the grill and flip the meat, closing the grill once again.

  • Cook for another 5 minutes, open the lid and baste the chicken with more marinade.

  • Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Start to check the internal temp to make sure you are not starting to overcook. You want to have an internal temp of 165 degrees.
  • Flip meat one last time and baste one more time. Cook as long as needed until you reach your internal temp of 165 degrees.
  • Allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

What To Pair With Grilled Chicken Breasts 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

You will find this chicken recipe is highly versatile. Pair with any of your favorite side dishes. Reach for total comfort food or opt for a lighter side if you want a healthier dinner idea. 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

What Temperature Does Chicken Need To Reach Internally To Be Safe 

Cooking chicken is always something you need a meat thermometer for. You will want to place the thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. Make sure you get it in the chicken so it can truly gauge the temp. Chicken needs to be cooked to 165 degrees. Some people will pull chicken off at 160 degrees, let it sit, and then re-check to ensure it rises to 165. 

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

What If I Don’t Have A Ninja Foodi Grill

 Make this grilled chicken anytime. Feel free to also toss it on your outside grill if you don’t own a Ninja Foodi. It will work the same. I find that pellet grills and propane are nice since you can control the temperature a bit more than a wood fire. Either way, you can still cook this without a Ninja Foodi Grill. 

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Can I make these in my Ninja Foodi?

Yes, you sure can.  Just keep reading below and you will find detailed directions in the notes section of the recipe card.  Enjoy!

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast

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Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ninja Foodi Grill Juicy Grilled Chicken Breast are going to be the highlight of your week. Tender and juicy chicken that is flavored to perfection. Serve with any of your favorite side dishes and dinner is ready in no time! 

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 TSP Minced Garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, garlic & salt & pepper. Set aside 1/4 cup for use later when serving.
  2. If your breasts are super thick and or uneven in thickness, put between saran wrap and beat until even and less thick.
  3. Poke breasts with a fork creating little pockets for the marinade to soak into.
  4. Put your breasts into the marinade and let marinade for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Insert removable cooking pot. Insert the grill grate into your pot.
  6. Press the grill button, set the temperature to MEDIUM, and set the time to 25 minutes.
  7. Once "Add Food" flashes, add chicken breasts onto the grill, and close the lid. After 8-10 minutes (depending on how thick) open the grill and flip the meat, closing the grill once again.
  8. Cook for another 5 minutes, open the lid and baste the chicken with more marinade.
  9. Cover and cook another 5 minutes. Start to check the internal temp to make sure you are not starting to overcook. You want to have an internal temp of 165 degrees.
  10. Flip meat one last time and baste one more time. Cook as long as needed until you reach your internal temp of 165 degrees.
  11. Allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

**To make this in your Ninja Foodi. Marinade and follow steps 1-4. Place crisper basket into your Foodi. Spritz your chicken breasts with a little avocado oil. Place in your crisper basket. Air Fry @370 degrees for approx 20 minutes flipping once after 10 minutes. Check internal temperature to check when your breasts are done.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 869mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 38g

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    Debbie

    Friday 27th of January 2023

    I made this in Ninja Foodie grill. I had only I chicken breast so it cooked quicker. Very tasty and moist. This recipe set off my smoke detector!

    Jennifer

    Saturday 24th of December 2022

    I’m assuming recipe is for boneless skinless chicken breast?

    Melissa

    Friday 20th of January 2023

    Yes, I am so sorry

    Cynthia

    Wednesday 16th of November 2022

    Excellent! My son and I did the recipe exactly as prescribed and they came out perfect! Super juicy and not dry the marinade was amazing! Thank you!

    Melissa

    Monday 21st of November 2022

    So very happy to read this. Thank you for sharing your sweetness and kind words.

    Amber Manley

    Wednesday 29th of December 2021

    Love it. Excellent marinade for my chicken in the ninja foodi. I’ve used this recipe multiple times now and the chicken always comes out scrumptious. If the chicken is a little thin on the edges, they might get a tad bit burnt on air fry but I usually just snap off those edges and the overall flavor is fine. I will keep coming back this recipe. Thank you!

    April Rose

    Sunday 26th of December 2021

    I just received my Ninja Foodi, and am looking for recipes. The instruction booklet specifically stated to avoid olive oil, because of its low burn temp. Your recipe calls for olive oil. Do you find it is actually okay to use olive oil regularly in the Foodie, then? I can use Avocado oil if need be, but olive oil is so much more common that it eight certainly be handier. Thoughts?

    Gina

    Wednesday 27th of April 2022

    @April Rose, I’m in the uk and use rapseed oil with my ninja(s) XL & foodie every time. Generally marketed in the UK as very cheap vegetable oil but ingredients show 100% uk rapeseed. Its not as trendy as the others but out of all of the vegetable based oils recommended for high heat it’s reported to have the least amount of saturated fats. I bought a nifty fine mist oil sprayer to use with my ninja as it gives best coverage with least oil. Enjoy your Ninja, I haven’t used my oven since I bought my first about 3 years ago.

    Melissa

    Tuesday 4th of January 2022

    Avocado is the preference but yes you can certainly use olive oil.

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