Ninja Speedi Teriyaki Chicken — Are you ready to take your taste buds on a gastronomic adventure? Today, we’re cooking up an exciting dish that combines the bold flavors of teriyaki with our unique Ninja Speedi twist.
Transform ordinary chicken into something spectacular, giving it a flavor-packed punch that will leave you wanting more. Brined in soy sauce and brown sugar for maximum juiciness, then pan-fried to perfection and drenched in our signature teriyaki glaze, this heavenly meal will tantalize your senses! Ready, set… let’s cook some Ninja Speedi Teriyaki Chicken!
What Is The Ninja Speedi?
The Ninja Speedi™ Quick Cooker & Air Fryer can whip up a comprehensive 3-course dish in just 15 minutes, all using a single appliance. With its 6-quart capacity and 12 unique functions, you can craft a high-quality meal suitable for a group of four.
Ingredients Needed For Ninja Speedi Teriyaki Chicken And Fried Rice
Are you a fan of Japanese cuisine? If so, have we got the perfect dish for you? Ninja Speedi Teriyaki Chicken And Fried Rice is an easy and delicious meal that will give your family a nutritious dinner.
Plus, it’s super fast to make! Best of all? You don’t need special ingredients to make Ninja Speedi Teriyaki Chicken And Fried Rice. All you need is some basic steps and key ingredients, which we’ll outline below.
So get ready to learn how to cook a delectable Japanese feast for your loved ones in no time!
Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.
- Chicken Thighs: Bone-in or Boneless Chicken Thighs serve as the protein-packed base of this dish, ensuring a juicy bite in every forkful.
- Teriyaki Sauce: This sweet and savory sauce is essential for imparting that signature tangy flavor to the chicken.
- Rice: A staple grain that provides the foundation for the fried rice, making the dish hearty and filling.
- Frozen Vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, carrots, peas): These add a crunch, burst of color, and essential nutrients to the fried rice, balancing the flavors.
- Soy Sauce: Enhances the depth of flavor in the fried rice, giving it a savory, umami touch.
- Green Onions: For a fresh, aromatic finish to the dish.
- Sesame Oil: A few drops can elevate the fried rice’s nutty aroma and flavor.
- Garlic and Ginger: These aromatic essentials infuse the dish with flavor, elevating the taste profile.
How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Thighs In Ninja Speedi
Do you want to learn how to make tender, flavorful teriyaki chicken thighs at lightning speed? You’re in the right place! We’ve got all the tricks, tips, and techniques for making Ninja-level tasty teriyaki chicken thighs.
The goal is to simplify this classic dish so you can enjoy your flavorful dinner in no time. Keep reading for my full recipe and instructions on creating perfect teriyaki chicken thighs every time!
Step One: Prepare The Fried Rice
In the Speedi Pot, add the rice, water, and veggies and mix well.
Step Two: Add Your Chicken
Add the rack to the Ninja Speedi Pot, and add the chicken thighs on top of the rack.
Step Three: Set Time
Close the lid, turn on the Ninjaj Speddi to the rapid cooker set, and choose Speedi Meals; set the temperature to 390 degrees F for a cook time of 15 minutes.
After about 5 minutes, brush the teriyaki sauce over the chicken thighs.
Step Four: Saute The Fried Rice
Once your chicken has reached 170-175 degrees F, by using a meat thermometer, remove the chicken and the rack. Press the saute button and turn it to high—Saute for 5-10 minutes or until the rice has thickened.
Pro Tips For Cooking Chicken Thighs In Ninja Speedi
Here are some pro tips to ensure perfectly cooked chicken thighs in the Ninja Speedi:
- Pat Dry: Before searing, always pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels. This helps in achieving a crispy, golden-brown exterior.
- Season Well: Don’t rely solely on the teriyaki sauce for flavor. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper (or your preferred seasonings) before searing to enhance their taste.
- Avoid Overcrowding: When searing, don’t overcrowd the rack.
- Even Cooking: If your chicken thighs vary significantly in size, try to group similar sizes together for even cooking.
- Thermometer: Always check the internal temperature of the chicken to ensure it’s fully cooked. Chicken thighs should reach an internal temperature of 165°F or 74°C.
- Sauce: If you prefer a thicker sauce, once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and switch the Ninja Speedi to ‘Sear/Sauté.’ Simmer the sauce until it has reduced and thickened to your liking.
- Fresh Herbs: Consider adding fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme to infuse more flavor into the chicken during the pressure cooking process.
- Rest Before Serving: Once cooked, let the chicken thighs rest for a few minutes before serving. This ensures that the juices redistribute within the meat, keeping it moist and flavorful.
Using these pro tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of your Ninja Speedi and enjoy delicious, perfectly cooked chicken thighs every time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs?
Yes, chicken breasts can be used, but the cooking time may vary. Chicken breasts tend to be leaner and can dry out faster, so it’s important to monitor the cooking time closely.
Can I use bottled teriyaki sauce?
Absolutely! While homemade teriyaki sauce offers the benefit of customization, store-bought versions work just fine and can save on prep time.
How do I store leftovers?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Ensure the chicken has cooled before storing.
Can I use frozen chicken thighs?
Yes, but you will need to adjust the cooking time. Typically, frozen chicken requires an additional 50% more time than thawed chicken.
Is it necessary to sear the chicken before pressure cooking?
While it’s not strictly necessary, searing adds a depth of flavor and gives the chicken a delightful golden-brown exterior. It’s highly recommended for the best taste and texture.
How do I know when the chicken is fully cooked?
The safest way is to use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the chicken thighs should reach 165°F (74°C).
Can I add vegetables to the pot?
Of course! Vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, and snap peas can be added. However, they might become quite soft during pressure cooking, so you might consider adding them during the last few minutes of cooking to retain some crunch.
My sauce is too thin. How do I thicken it?
After pressure cooking, switch the Ninja Speedi to ‘Sear/Sauté’ and simmer the sauce until it thickens to your desired consistency.
What can I serve with the teriyaki chicken thighs?
Teriyaki chicken thighs pair well with steamed rice, quinoa, stir-fried vegetables, or even a fresh salad.
Does the Ninja Speedi require any special maintenance or cleaning after use?
The inner pot is dishwasher safe, but it’s always a good idea to check the user manual for any specific cleaning instructions.
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- Air Fryer Burgers
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Ninja Speedi Teriyaki Chicken
- 4-6 chicken thighs, bone-in or boneless chicken thighs
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 cup Jasmine rice
- 1 cup vegetables, frozen, any type
- 1 1/2 cup water, cold or room temperature
- In the Speedi Pot, add the rice, water, and veggies and mix well.
- Add the rack to the Ninja Speedi Pot, and add the chicken thighs on top of the rack.
- Close the lid, turn on the Ninjaj Speddi to the rapid cooker set, and choose Speedi Meals; set the temperature to 390 degrees F for a cooking time of 15 minutes.
- After about 5 minutes, brush the teriyaki sauce over the chicken thighs.
- Once your chicken has reached 170-175 degrees F, by using a meat thermometer, remove the chicken and the rack. Press the saute button and turn it to high—Saute for 5-10 minutes or until the rice has thickened.
- Serve your chicken thighs, with fried rice.
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