Mains, Meat, Outdoor Cooking

Caesar Salad with Smoked Peri-Peri Chicken

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Pre-heat Time: 17 mins
  • Cook Time: 28 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Caesar Salad with Smoked Peri-Peri Chicken

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs


  • 100ml peri-peri sauce
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Sea salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 8 x 200g chicken breasts
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 100ml mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 75g Parmesan shavings, plus extra to serve
  • 2 small romaine lettuces, hand torn
  • 40g croutons

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions whilst you cook!


  • Step 1

    Plug probe into unit. To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid.  

  • Step 2

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid.​

  • Step 3

    Turn dial to GRILL. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to HI, then select PRESET. To set the probe, use right arrow to select CHICKEN, and the left arrow to select WELL DONE. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 17 minutes).  

  • Step 4

    While unit is preheating, in a large bowl whisk together the peri-peri, oil, salt, and pepper. Pat chicken dry and toss chicken breasts in marinade and leave to marinade for 10 minutes or longer. 

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid and place chicken on grill, gently pressing down to maximize grill marks. Close hood to begin cooking.  

  • Step 6

    When unit beeps and displays FLIP, open hood and use silicone-tipped tongs to flip the chicken. Baste with more marinade as needed. Close hood to continue cooking. 

  • Step 7

    While the chicken is cooking, prepare the salad. In a large bowl whisk together the garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Parmesan. Add the torn lettuce and toss until evenly coated.  

  • Step 8

    Cooking is complete when an instant read thermometer reads 75°C. When cooking is complete, open hood and transfer chicken to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Then slice and serve on top of Caesar salad.