Ninja Foodi Meatloaf
We own two Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Ovens. One for home and one to use in our RV. Working on adapting and developing recipes for use while on the road. Quick and easy recipes are ideal. Used my meatloaf recipe which can be found at the following link. The major difference in this Ninja Foodi recipe is the formation of three meatloaves rather than two in order to compensate for the height restriction of the Ninja Foodi.
Preheated the Ninja Foodi using the Air Roast mode for 6 minutes at 375°F. Air Roasted for approximately 25 minutes until the internal temperature of the meatloaves reached 160°F. Rested the meatloaves loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving. Served with a side of Cauliflower mash and green beans.
Smoked Spatchcock Breasts
Costco, packaged under the Kirkland brand, has been growing their own chickens and they're huge! Spatchcocked a chicken and vacuum sealed the separated quarters for a future cook.
Trimmed the spatchcock chicken breasts of any excess skin and fat before peeling back the skin, Rubbed roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with my Poultry Seasoning - see page 170 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook or use McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Replaced the skin, rubbed with the olive oil, chicken seasoning, and wrapped in plastic before refrigerating for four hours.
Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill to 180ºF using 100% hard wood CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix wood pellets.
Smoke the Spatchcocked Chicken Breasts for an hour at 180ºF before increasing the pit temperature to 390ºF. The chicken breasts are cooked when the internal temperature of the breast at the thickest part reaches 170ºF. Rest the Smoked Spatchcock Chicken Breasts loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving ... For planning purposes only - took a total of about 3 hours which includes the preheat time. The 3 hours was due to the enormous size of the breasts - Always cook to an internal temperature - Nothing worse than raw chicken!
Ninja Foodi Digiorno Supreme Pizza
If you have a Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven sooner or later you're going to want to do a pizza - Right!? I recommend you do it sooner than later cause the results in one of these ovens is just superb! Set the Air Fry mode to 400°F and placed the frozen Digiorno Supreme Rising Crust Pizza on the bottom wire rack. The pizza was cooked to perfection after 20 minutes. Give it a shot!
Ninja Foodi Chicken Quarters
Continuing my love affair with the Ninja Foodi. I'm really getting scrumptious results using the Air Roast feature. I see many postings where an internal temperature of 165°F is called for chicken dark meat (thighs, drumsticks, and/or quarters). But I have learned over the years that chicken dark meat is very forgiving when it comes to internal temperature and should always be taken to 180°F. My neighbor, Tom, who works for Foster Farms has told me that the white breast meat needs to be taken to 170°F while the dark meat requires to be taken to 180°F. So, I have always used those guidelines and by using bone-in skin-on chicken it has always turned out moist and most important - the chicken has always been done to perfection. Nothing ruins a meal like raw bloody chicken ...
Trimmed the chicken quarters of any excess skin and fat before peeling back the skin, Rubbed roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and seasoned with my Poultry Seasoning - see page 170 of my cookbook - The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook or use McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Replaced the skin, rubbed with the olive oil, chicken seasoning, and wrapped in plastic before refrigerating for four hours.
Lined my Ninja SP101 Foodi 8-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven sheet pan with heavy duty foil. Placed the seasoned chicken quarters, upside down, on the sheep pan. Set the Ninja Foodi Air Fry Oven Air Roast option to 375°F and roasted the chicken quarters for 15 minutes. Flipped the chicken quarters and roasted for an additional 20 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reached 180°F. Rested the chicken quarters loosely under a foil tent for 10 minutes before serving.
Served the chicken quarter with half an avocado, Spanish Rice-A-Roni, and a side of squash, red onions, & stewed tomatoess.
Cod and Shrimp Casserole
For the complete Low Carb Cod & Shrimp Casserole recipe Ingredients and Directions visit my previous post with all the details at the following link. The only difference is that I modified the directions to use my new Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven.
- Prepared the casserole as per the recipe using an 11 x 8½ x 2" dish
- Preheated the Ninja Foodi for 5 minutes at 375°F using the Bake feature
- Baked the Low Carb Cod & Shrimp Casserole for approximately 25 minutes until the internal temperature of the cod reaches 145°F or flakes easily with a fork
- Served with a side of fried Asparagus, steamed Broccoli & Zucchini