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Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

Dinner is saved with this Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipe. Thanks to the air crisp function, you’ll get perfectly cooked and crispy chicken from frozen in no time!

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A chicken breast with broccoli and rice on a green plate.

Forgot to get chicken out of the freezer for dinner? No problem! With this easy Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipe, you can cook tender chicken from frozen in a snap!

The Ninja Foodi’s air crisp function is perfect for cooking frozen foods without drying them out. And thanks to the seasoned oil we rub on the chicken, they get a beautiful crisp on the outside with tasty flavor in every bite!

Once the chicken is seasoned and cooking, you only have to flip it once. That leaves plenty of time to throw together any sides you want to enjoy with dinner so you’ll be ready to serve as soon as the chicken breasts are done.

When you need a quick and easy meal that doesn’t require much hands-on prep, frozen chicken in the Ninja Foodi will save the day. Keep this recipe handy the next time you want a quick and healthy lunch or weeknight dinner!

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I used the Ninja Foodi 8QT Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer for this recipe. I find this to be a great size for my family of four!

Ingredients needed to prepare frozen chicken breasts in a Ninja Foodi.

How to Make Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Mixing together paprika, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper and oil in a small clear bowl.

STEP ONE: In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and oil.

Chicken breasts rubbed with seasoning, resting in a ninja foodi, ready to be cooked.

STEP TWO: Rub each frozen chicken breast with the seasoned oil.

STEP THREE: Place the chicken in the Ninja Foodi air fryer basket.

Three seasoned chicken breasts resting in a black ninja Foodi basket after being cooked.

STEP FOUR: Air crisp for 15 minutes at 360 degrees F.

Close up view of a seasoned chicken breast being lifted out of a Ninja Foodi.

STEP FIVE: Flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the chicken is at least 165 degrees F.

Closeup view of a chicken breast on a green plate.

What to Serve with Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

How Long to Cook Frozen Chicken Breast in the Ninja Foodi

The most important part about cooking chicken is making sure it’s cooked all the way through and that the internal temperature has reached at least 165 degrees F. If you have an Instant Read Thermometer, this is a great place to use it!

The total cooking time will depend somewhat on the make and model of your air fryer, but mostly on the size of the chicken breast. Chicken breasts can vary a ton, and because we’re starting from frozen, you won’t have the option to pound them down.

If you’re starting with a very large breast, especially if it’s very thick, you may want to increase the cooking time to about 30 minutes total.

You can still flip at the 15 minute mark, then let it continue cooking for 15 minutes.

For extra large chicken breasts, you may need as long as 35 minutes total.

A closeup view of a fork holding a bite of chicken.

Tips for Making the Best Frozen Chicken in the Ninja Foodi

  • Choose chicken breasts that are similar in size. If one is much smaller than the other, it will air fry faster, and you could risk it being overdone while the bigger breast is still cooking all the way through.
  • Mix the seasoning and the oil very well! You don’t want any clumps of seasoning.
  • Leave some space between the two chicken breasts in the basket so the air can properly circulate around each one.
  • Spread the seasoned oil evenly over the chicken, being sure to coat all sides. This is what will give it a crispy and flavorful exterior!
  • Remember to flip the chicken breast halfway through to help it cook evenly on all sides.
  • Let the chicken breasts rest for about 5 minutes before slicing so they can reabsorb all their juices and won’t dry out.

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A seasoned chicken breast on a green plate with rice and broccoli.

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Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast

Samantha Erb
No more sacrificing taste or texture thanks to this Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipe! Seasoned oil adds delightful flavor and crispiness to every bite.
4.50 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Ninja Foodi Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 423 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 frozen chicken breasts


  • In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper and oil.
  • Rub each frozen chicken breast with the seasoned oil.
  • Place the chicken into the air fryer basket and air crisp for 15 minutes at 360 degrees F, flip and cook an additional 10 minutes, or until the chicken is at least 165 F.


Serving: 1gCalories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 56gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 664mgFiber: 1g
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4 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast”

  1. Hello! I would love to try this recipe. Can you clarify that the ingredient list does not mention Italian seasoning, but the directions do? Also, when you say chicken breast, is that a larger 6+ ounce or a smaller 4 ounce breast?

    • Hi Lisa, thank you for calling that to my attention! I was originally testing the recipe with italian seasoning, but decided smoked paprika would be a better change. I’ve corrected the recipe to show no Italian seasoning in the directions. The chicken breasts were about 6-7 ounces in size.

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