Delicious Ninja Foodi BBQ Whole Chicken

Ninja Foodi BBQ Whole Chicken

Ninja Foodi BBQ Whole Chicken is awesome! I have never made a better purchase than the Ninja Foodi, what tops a whole chicken in 35 minutes?!


Ninja Foodi BBQ Whole Chicken  


Matt has been wanting to get me one of these for so long and I kept telling him I’ll never use it. Where are we going to fit yet another appliance? Yeah this is like all the appliances you could ever want in one thing! It’s basically the best thing of my like. I am a big crockpot person and it does that.

Air Fryer is an appliance I never knew I needed. Who needs an oven when you have the Ninja Foodi? Honestly, Matt uses this every. single. day. It’s absolutely nuts how versatile it is! I mean I love to bake whole chickens that you can buy from Costco, this cuts the time in half and leaves you with everything you could ever want, crispy skin, and juicy meat.




Ninja Foodi BBQ Whole Chicken


    • 1 whole chicken
    • Favorite BBQ rub ( I like Sweet Rub O’Mine or Kinders BBQ)
    • 1 stick of butter, melted
    • 1 onion, quartered
    • 3 cloves of garlic, whole
    • salt and pepper to taste




  1. Rinse off the chicken with cold water and pat dry. Then mix some salt, pepper and bbq rub with half of the melted butter. Rub the butter mixture on the inside of the bird and under the skin between with skin and the meat. 
  2. Then put the onion and garlic in the cavity and tie the drumsticks together to keep it inside of the bird. Top the bird with 2 more tablespoons of butter and then season the top of the skin with more salt, pepper and rub.
  3. Reserve the remaining butter to rub on later.
  4. Place in the Ninja Foodi on top of the crisp plate and put on your pressure cooker lid. Cook on Hi for 23 minutes, and then do the quick release.
  5. Take off the pressure cooking lid and then switch to air crisp mode, brush with some butter and add rub if necessary. Air crisp for 5 minutes, then brush again with butter and then cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until you reach desired crispiness. Make sure the chicken has reached at least 165 degrees to be done!
  6. Let rest for 10 minutes and then carve the chicken! Enjoy your delicious chicken. 



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2 thoughts on “Delicious Ninja Foodi BBQ Whole Chicken”

  1. Your BBQ Chicken looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,549, we featured your awesome post. Come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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