Spiced Chicken Tacos

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 1h 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

A whole spiced chicken, cooked with to perfection, served with classic Mexican accompaniments for a delicious family meal

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  • 1 large chicken
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 limes

To serve

  • Tortilla wraps
  • Guacamole
  • Vegetables
  • Sour Cream
  • Limes
  • Jalapeños


  • Step 1

    Spatchcock the chicken or your butcher can do it for you

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl mix together the paprika, oregano, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin and olive oil. Set aside

  • Step 3

    Using a sharp knife, make slits in the chicken thighs and breast. Make sure you go through the skin and into the flesh

  • Step 4

    Rub the spice mix all over the chicken. Set the chicken aside while you prepare the Ninja

  • Step 5

    Plug in and turn on the Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer

  • Step 6

    Remove the probe from the storage compartment and plug it in into the Ninja Grill. Insert the metal probe into the thickest part of the chicken breast

  • Step 7

    Select the ROAST cooking function

  • Step 8

    Press PRESET and and select CHICKEN using the arrows on the right. Because its chicken the Ninja will automatically select ‘well done’ as the cooking option

  • Step 9

    Put the 1 extra tbsp olive oil into the Ninja and press START / STOP to start the Ninja preheating. Close the lid. The Ninja will alert you when its time to add the food

  • Step 10

    When its preheated, add the chicken, skin side down and close the lid. You’ve now got at least 30 minutes to prepare the rest of the ingredients

  • Step 11

    When the chicken temperature is 10-15 degrees from the target temperature, turn the chicken so its skin side up. Slice 2 of the limes and add them around the chicken. Close the lid

  • Step 12

    When it’s ready it’ll beep. Let it rest for ten minutes. Squeeze some of the cooked lime over the chicken and serve