Roasted Split Chicken Breast

The other day I bought a package containing two huge split chicken breasts. I thought they’d be good roasted in the Ninja 3-in-1.

For the rub, I didn’t measure but I’d guess:

1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp Ancho chile flakes
1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp poultry seasoning

Pat the chicken dry and rub the chicken well and cover in plastic wrap. Let it hang out in the fridge for as long as you’d like. I left it there for about 5 hours.


Get your Ninja 3-in-1 out. You will need the roasting rack and black multi-purpose pan.

Set the Ninja to OVEN 350 and put the roasting rack into the Ninja pot.

Spray the multi-purpose pan with a non-stick spray. I used Bertolli Extra Light Olive Oil Spray. Place the chicken into the multi-purpose pan and spray the chicken lightly with the Bertolli spray (or drizzle olive oil if you don’t have the spray).

Do not add any other liquid to this.

Put the whole thing into the Ninja pot and let it roast for about 1 hour to an 1.5 hours.


When the chicken was almost finished, The Mister got the Papas Fritas going. (Fried potatoes — scrub 1 large russet potato and slice it very thin. Fry the potatoes in batches placing each finished batch on paper towels to drain. Lightly salt the potatoes.)


While The Mister was doing the potatoes, I got the fresh green beans going. (Put the green beans into a pan, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle  with dried basil, garlic powder, white pepper, red chili flakes. Add a minced garlic clove to it all and about 1/4 cup of chicken stock. Cook over medium high heat until done to your liking. We like ’em still crispy fresh.)



The chicken was extremely moist and tender. There wasn’t a lot of skin on these pieces of chicken and we weren’t going to eat it anyway. If you like your chicken skin crisp, you may want to put the chicken into a regular oven for a few to crisp up the skin.

These chicken breasts were seriously huge so there were a lot of leftovers. I plan to boil it all and make some stock.


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Categories: Poultry

2 Comments on “Roasted Split Chicken Breast”

  1. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Beautiful presentation, looks tasty too!

    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

      Thank you!

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