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Ninja Foodi Chicken Casserole

Making a chicken casserole in the Ninja Foodi is quick to prepare and tastes delicious. You can make a complete meal in one pot which can be ready in less than 45 minutes. And once you set it off, you can go off and do something else, leaving the Foodi to do its thing.

It’s possible to convert pretty much any recipe and make it in a Ninja Foodi (or any multi-cooker). Recently we’ve been using the pressure cooker function on the Foodi for making lots of stews and casseroles, especially on those days when I forget to set the slow cooker off!

Related: Ninja Foodi Beef Stew

How To Make Chicken Casserole In A Ninja Foodi

This recipe is a conversion of my slow cooker chicken casserole – there are some adjustments to be made, but not too many.

Ninja Foodi chicken casserole ingredients, chicken breasts, garlic olive oil, onions, garlic, vegetables and herbs

What You Need

(Exact amounts are in the recipe card at the end).

  • Ninja Foodi – I have the MAX 9-in-1 Foodi but you can use any Ninja Foodi, or, other electric pressure cooker.
  • Chicken – use either boneless chicken thighs, or chicken breast.
  • Oil or butter – for sauteing the onions and garlic – I used a garlic infused virgin olive oil which tastes amazing!
  • Onions and garlic
  • Herbs – I used 2 tsp dried mixed herbs and 2 bay leaves (we dried the bay leaves ourselves from our bay tree in the garden!)
  • Vegetables – use your favourite vegetables, or whatever is available. For this one I just added carrots, celery and broccoli (the broccoli got added at the end). You can also add potatoes, we quite often add new potatoes in at the beginning so that we have a complete meal in one pot.
  • Stock – make sure you use enough stock for your electric pressure cooker. I added 600ml of chicken stock. I prefer to add hot stock as it helps the Foodi to reach pressure sooner.
  • Cornflour or chicken gravy granules – this is stirred in at the end to thicken up the casserole. I prefer to add a couple of tablespoons of gravy granules, but use what you prefer.

Making It

Add a little oil or butter to the Ninja Foodi bowl and switch on to ‘sear/saute.’ Add the onions and gently cook for a few minutes, until they begin to soften up.

sauteing onions in the Ninja Foodi

Keeping the saute/sear function on, add the chicken. I like to keep the chicken whole and then shred it at the end, I prefer the texture, plus it’s less preparation 😉

searing chicken breasts in a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker function

Switch the saute/sear function off and add the remaining ingredients, apart from any green vegetables such as broccoli, peas or cabbage.

chicken breasts, herbs, carrots, stock and celery in Ninja Foodi pot

Put the pressure cooker lid on and set the valve to ‘seal.’ Switch the function to pressure cooker and set it to high, 10 minutes.

It should take around 10 minutes to reach pressure (the silver bit in the valve will come up when it is at pressure and the timer will start).

Once the timer has finished, I tend to leave it for up to 10 minutes to naturally release before doing a quick release.

Remove the lid from the pressure cooker and shred the chicken (if you want to, you can serve it whole too). Then, add any green vegetables and stir in.

shredded chicken with carrots and stock in Ninja Foodi for stew.

I also take this opportunity to add my choice of thickener, so for me, some chicken gravy granules. Just add 1 tablespoon at a time and stir until it is at your preferred consistency.

Give it a taste test and add any seasoning if needed.

I meant to take a finished, plated photo, but we were so eager to eat I completely forgot! I will add one in when I next make this recipe 😉

I hope you enjoy this Ninja Foodi Chicken Casserole recipe – let me know in the comments if you make it, and if you have any questions!

Ninja Foodi Chicken Casserole

Ninja Foodi Chicken Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ninja Foodi Chicken Casserole is quick and easy to prepare - once it is all in the pot just leave the Ninja to work its magic!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 chicken breasts/boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 300g frozen peas (or broccoli, cabbage etc)
  • 600 ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp chicken gravy granules to thicken

Instructions

  1. Switch the Ninja Foodi on and select the 'sear/saute' function. Add the oil (you can also use butter) and leave to heat before adding the chopped onions. Cook the onions for a few minutes, or until they are starting to soften.
  2. Leaving the saute/sear function on, add the chicken breasts/thighs and quickly seal on each side.
  3. Switch the saute/sear function off and add the remaining ingredients, apart from any green vegetables.
  4. Place the pressure cooker lid on the Ninja Foodi and set the valve to 'seal'. Choose the pressure cooker function and set it to high, 10 minutes. The Ninja Foodi should take about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
  5. At the end of the 10 minutes cooking time, leave the Ninja Foodi for about 10 minutes to release naturally before doing a quick release.
  6. Remove the lid and switch the function to sear/saute again. Stir in any green vegetables (peas, broccoli etc). Also, add in your thickener of choice; either cornflour or chicken gravy granules and stir. Leave to simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until any green vegetables have cooked through.
  7. If you have not already included potatoes in the pot, serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Notes

  • Optionally add in some new potatoes, or any other vegetables you have available. If any of the new potatoes are large, slice them in half.
  • Add the peas at the end or they will end up overcooked. The same applies to other green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage.
  • Instead of using gravy granules to thicken the casserole at the end, you can use cornflour instead.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 217mgSodium: 493mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 70g

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Kay

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Thank you!! I was honestly about to give up with my 9 in 1 and put it on eBay, I've been so disappointed with everything I've made so far, lots of books/blogs appear to have been converted to UK measurements and due to that they dont really work, I tried this as a kind of last attempt and it was fantastic!! Really simple, clear, easy to follow instructions & the resulting dish was delicious, so ok, you've got me hooked -off to make another one of your recipes tonight! If you bring out a cook book please let me know, I'd definitely buy it :)

Liana Green

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Hi Kay - ah, thanks for your kind words! I'm so happy to hear your Ninja got a last minute reprieve! I don't have any immediate plans to release a book for the Ninja Foodi but I will keep adding lots more recipes here!

Chris Payne

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Can recipes be emailed?

Liana Green

Thursday 30th of December 2021

Hi Chris - I send out some recipes each Friday to my newsletter, you can join it here - https://lianaskitchen.co.uk/vip/

Please let me know if you have any problems signing up.

Amy Bettis

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Made this on 20/11/2021 after purchasing a ninja foodie and searching the internet for recipes.. Absolutley amazing! So tasty & I’ll definitely be making it again!

Liana Green

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Thanks for letting me know Amy, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it :)

Eileen

Friday 19th of November 2021

Great recipe. Quick and easy and adaptable thank you

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