Is the Ninja Foodi the Best Way to Make Roast Chicken at Home? — The Kitchen Gadget Test Show

Is the Ninja Foodi the Best Way to Make Roast Chicken at Home? — The Kitchen Gadget Test Show

February 17, 2020 100 By Luis Garrison


– We are testing the Ninja Foodi. So the internet loves pressure cookers, and the internet also loves air fryers. But what if, you get all of that in one? That means, that you
could have one gadget, for two different functionalities, and not have two bulky things sitting in your cabinet. Obviously, if you have a
small kitchen like I do, that’s the amazing thing. So, how this gadget
works, is that it has two different lids, one is your standard pressure cooking lid, and one
it comes with a convection fan that will circulate your air. This could really be
the best and fastest way to do a roast chicken at home. So we’re using a standard recipe from the manual that this came with, and it’s your standard roast chicken with some aromatics, and
we’re just gonna go for it. Okay, so this recipe
calls for lemon juice, a little bit of honey, salt, black pepper. We’re making the marinade
in a separate bowl and adding it to the base, just like that. And of course, some
water, for some moisture. So this is a 4 1/2 to five pound chicken that will go straight into the basket. How cute and snug. And we’ll just add this straight in here. What’s interesting is that
you’re not actually seasoning the chicken, the recipe says
to just add it to the bowl then you add the chicken on top. Which, honestly, concerns me a little bit, because we don’t want bland chicken. But, we’re going with
what the manual says, and it’s essentially just
cooking in the aromatic air, so we’ll see. The pressure lid goes
on, so what’s interesting is that this air frying
lid actually stays on and this doesn’t come off. We are pressure cooking
on high, at 22 minutes. And we’ll start. So after it cooks for 22 minutes on pressure, we’ll take
the pressure lid off, Then we’ll use the air frying lid, and cook it for an
additional 10-12 minutes, until it gets crispy. And that’s it. See you in 22 minutes. It’s done! Time to reveal the chicken! Chicken looks good, it
looks pretty cooked actually because it’s pulling away from
the bone in certain areas, and now we want that
really, really beautiful crispy skin, and the air
frying method will do that. I’m gonna brush a little bit of oil and the oil, obviously,
will crisp up the skin, some pepper, and a
generous amount of salt, because we did not season
the chicken beforehand. Now for air frying. Obviously, the lid is already attached. Just closing it up. Air crisp, we’ll do it at 400
degrees for eight minutes. After you check it at
eight minutes, you might wanna go longer, depending
on the size of your chicken. And we press ‘Start’. This is actually more annoying, because you have to come
back after 20 minutes, open it, do another thing,
close it, then keep checking it. I mean, it is super
convenient that you can cook this chicken in less
than an hour essentially, if it does work out well. But it’s also, like if you put a roast chicken in the
oven, just put it in, and that’s it too. So, that’s also convenient. You guys, it’s been six minutes,
we’re getting really close, and I actually hear the skin
crackling and crisping up. It’s kind of like popcorn. So lets talk about price real quick. The Ninja Foodi, $200 on the market, lets say you’re gonna get an
Instant Pot and an air fryer, that will cost probably
about $200 as well. So $200 for dual functionality, $200 for two separate gadgets. If the Ninja Foodi is just as good with both functionalities,
then it’s just worth it to get one, right, because
you’re trying to save space. But if it sucks, then just
get the two separate gadgets. Alright! Look at our beautiful roast chicken. Alright, so we’re gonna take this guy out, You see that? You hear it? You hear that? Right off the bat, crispy
skin, definitely on top, sides are not as crispy, but
it’s still nicely cooked. First start with the leg. Now, I think that definitely
super juicy and moist, You can tell, it just comes right off. The skin is crispy
enough, pretty damn good, pretty damn good, but I’m
gonna go for the breast. It seems super moist,
which is definitely a plus, because sometimes when
you’re roasting chicken, it can cook unevenly. Oops. I mean it is really good. I mean, I think that the recipe-wise I would tweak it, a little
bit, maybe brine the chicken, do a little bit of different
methods with the air frying, but I think, all in all,
really freakin’ moist chicken, crispy skin, I’m impressed. I’m happy with that. Dude, this is really awesome,
so it’s crispy, moist inside, and it’s convenient, all in one. All you have to do is change the lid. I’m happy with this. Today’s video was brought to you by our sponsor, American Express. With the Pay It Plan It feature, giving you choices for how to
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