Turkey Breast in the Ninja Foodi Grill
It doesn't have to be November for you to cook a turkey breast in the Ninja Foodi Grill.
Most of us love turkey sandwiches but typically don't go through the hassle of cooking an entire turkey. And I get that.
Frankly, it's a lot of work and a lot of meat to cook just for sandwiches.
But lately, supermarkets have been selling just the turkey breast on its own. You don't need to buy a large bird to have freshly cooked turkey at home.
For most people, this makes cooking turkey so much more manageable.
Typically these smaller turkey breasts are found in the freezer section of the meat department.
I've found that they range between 2-5 pounds and if you keep your eyes open for when they are on sale, they are quite reasonably priced.
One of the benefits of these pre-portioned turkey breasts is that they often come pre-brined in a salt solution. This not only keeps the turkey meat juicy and moist during the cooking, but it also adds a significant amount of flavor to the meat.
Don't forget to defrost the turkey breast
Before you cook a turkey breast in the Ninja Foodi Grill, you want to make sure it has been properly defrosted.
Most turkey breasts are fresh frozen and the package gives good directions as to the best defrosting method before cooking.
If the packaging doesn't give defrosting suggestions, I recommend allowing it to defrost for a full 48 hours in the refrigerator.
Place the turkey breast on a wire rack over a sheet pan that will fit in your refrigerator. This will allow any juices which can sometimes seep out to get caught in the pan and not make a mess in your refrigerator.
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Recently CJ of CJ's Tasty Things cooked a delicious turkey breast in the Ninja Foodi Grill.
I was able to learn her method for cooking a turkey breast in the Ninja Foodi Grill and she's been generous enough to share it with us here.
If you want to see what else CJ has cooking, she also has a Facebook page to go with her Instagram and she frequently shares recipes and helps others in the Ninja Foodi Grill ❤️ Lovers Group.
Ninja Foodi Grill Recipe: Turkey Breast
Turkey breast cooks up easily when you're using the Ninja Foodi Grill.
This recipe bakes the turkey and then roasts the meat at the very end of the cooking process.
The result is crispy, flavorful skin to go along with the juicy meat.
- 2.5 pound frozen turkey breast
- 3 tablespoons of your favorite turkey seasoning or rub
- Defrost the turkey breast based on the manufacturer's instructions or follow the suggestions in this article
- Allow the turkey to rest at room temperature for one hour
- Pat the turkey breast dry with paper towels
- Season the turkey breast with your favorite turkey seasoning
- Preheat your Ninja Foodi Grill to 325F on the bake setting
- Bake at 350F flipping every 15 minutes for 75 minutes
- Roast the turkey breast skin side up at 375F for 15 minutes or until the skin of the turkey breast is browned to your liking
- Allow the meat to rest loosely tented with foil for 15 minutes before slicing
Cooking times for this dish are approximate and based on various factors.
As a safety precaution, I encourage you to follow the FDA recommended temperature guidelines and cook your turkey to an internal temperature of 165F at a minimum.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 57g
Nutritional information isn't always accurate and can vary based on ingredients.
If turkey's not your thing, maybe you would like cooking low-carb chicken wings or even burgers in the Ninja Foodi Grill better?
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I’m going to fix this for Easter. It looks really good!
Question: why do you preheat
At 325 and then bake at 350.
I am a new user of my grill.
As long as you are cooking to a safe internal temperature, 325 or 350 should yield similar results. Good luck!
This appears to be recipe for a bone-in Turkey breast, is that correct? I’ve seen several for boneless Turkey breast in the Ninja but I’m looking for bone-in.
You are correct. This is for boneless. However- the technique is the same. Most importantly make sure your meat fits inside the Ninja Foodi. Be sure to use a thermometer and that it's in the thickest part of the meat but not touching the bone. Otherwise, it's about the same provided you cook to internal temperature. Hope this helps
I'm new to my foodi grill I've only air fried and used the grill setting so far but I just bought a boneless turkey breast I have it thawing now in the fridge and I'm definitely going to use your recipe and directions tomorrow I hope it turns out great..ill be back to leave a reply once its done..thank you so far
I hope it turns out wonderful Meg! Good luck-
Do you place the breast straight into the pan, or put it in the basket?
It would depend on the size of the meat. I always try to use the basket whenever possible. Regardless when cooking like this you should flip at least once if possible. Let us know how it works out -
Could you also use the thermometer mode to gauge for doneness?
Hey Jean- you absolutely can use the thermometer to gauge doneness!
A thermometer is the only real way to know if food is cooked properly and with this recipe it could be the difference between perfectly cooked and juicy or an undesirable result.