Cajun Chicken with Grilled Salsa

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Max Pro Health Grill, Flat Plate & Air Fryer AG651
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Cajun Chicken with Grilled Salsa

Recipe tags


  • 1 tbsp oil, divided
  • 4 x 150g chicken breasts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 6 large vine tomatoes
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • small bunch of coriander leaves
  • 2 limes, juiced

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Plug probe into unit. To install the grill plate, slide it into the front of the base so it hooks in, then press down on the back until it clicks into place. Close the lid. Select GRILL, set temperature to MED, then select PRESET. Use the dial to select CHICKEN. Press the dial to begin preheating, (approximately 5 minutes).

  • Step 2

    While unit is preheating, drizzle 1/2 tablespoon oil over the chicken breasts and season well with salt and pepper then toss with the Cajun seasoning until completely coated.

    Insert the probe horizontally into the centre of the thickest part of the largest piece of chicken, (see probe placement instructions on page 10).

  • Step 3

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated, open lid and place chicken breasts on the grill plate. Close lid over the probe cord to begin cooking. When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, use silicone- tipped tongs to flip the chicken breasts. Close lid to continue cooking.

  • Step 4

    While the chicken is cooking, toss the tomatoes, chilli, red onion and garlic cloves with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil, salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signal the chicken has reached outcome, transfer to a plate or cutting board to rest.

  • Step 6

    While the chicken is resting, place tomato mixture on grill plate and close the lid. Select GRILL, set temperature to HI, set time to 10 minutes. Since the grill will already be hot, skip preheating by pressing the PREHEAT button. Display will show ADD FOOD, simply lift and close lid to begin cooking.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, put onto a board and finely chop vegetables, then place in a bowl with the coriander and lime juice, mix well. Serve warm with the Cajun chicken.

    TIP If you prefer a vegetarian version, swap chicken for tofu and cook for 6 minutes.