RVing With A Ninja Foodi XL

My wife's aunt has been telling about how well her Ninja Foodi Grill has been performing.  I couldn't see the justification of giving up kitchen counter space in our house for just an air fryer.  But this one is a grill too.  Already had a George Foreman grill, so it was give to charity, and we bought the Ninja.  We've cook hotdogs, chicken, steaks, burgers, tater tots, hash brown patties, etc.  It has excelled at everything we've tried.  The meats come out properly cooked, tender, and juicy.  The air fried items have a nice crunchy outer shell, as though they had been deep fried, without the oil. 

Our Class A motorhome has a decent kitchen area, but the stove/oven/microwave limit indoor cooking options.  Outdoor grilling is great when the weather is cooperating, but that always isn't an option.  So we decided to take it with us.  It fits nicely under one of the dinette seats.

 


It was ordered online, which offered better pricing than anywhere local.  Looks like something ate one of the bottom corners of the box, but the contents were fine.

The initial test at home, tater tots.  Temperature set to 360F, Air Fry, for 15-18 minutes.  Flipping them a few times with a spatula to make sure each side cooks properly.

Chicken breasts, using the included thermometer, medium Grill heat, target temperature of 160F.  The resting temperature will exceed the required 165F.  From testing, this is the correct target temp, and I measured the meat using an instant read manual thermometer.  Link below.

Chicken teriyaki kabobs, our new favorite!  There are many types of marinades, this is the one I used.  It's very flavorful, without being overly sweet.  Two chicken breasts were diced up into 1"x1.5" chunks, then put into a gallon Ziploc bag with the marinade for 1/2 hour or so.

I diced up onions, sweet peppers, mushrooms, pineapple, and cherry tomatoes.  The Ninja brand metal skewers work great, but there aren't enough in a set for all the food I was cooking, so I used a wooden skewer as well.  I'll later order another set of metal skewers, which clean up nicely in the dishwasher.

Here's the tip I read online.. Brush all the food items with Canola oil.  Do NOT use vegetable oil, or your grill will smoke. Canola oil can withstand higher temps.  Then everything was seasoned with Montreal Chicken Seasoning.  After about 6 minutes, open the grill, use tongs to flip all the skewers, close the lid, it'll beep when cooking is completed.  I used the meat probe in the thickest chunk of chicken, then used medium Grill setting, with the 160F target temp again.

It passed all the tests at home, so we took it with us on the following motorhome adventure.  The manmade marble kitchen countertops have covers that fit over the propane stovetop, increasing the available countertop.  All 3 slides are deployed, which greatly increases the floor space.

The results were once again fantastic!  Far more tender, juicy, and flavorful than anything we've had at a restaurant.  We remove all the goodies into a bowl.  The serving plates each get a cup of Minute Jasmine rice, then the grilled deliciousness is spooned onto the rice.  RVing doesn't have to be all basic meals because they're simple.  This grill is magic.  We've taken it on several more trips, and cooked up to 4 large chicken breasts at once, with room for 2 more.  I've also used it outside the RV, on a small portable table.  This grill now travels with us every trip.

 

 

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