Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System and Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Most of the time you have two options if you’re going to use a slow cooker.  You can either dirty a second pot and sear the meat first or you can skip searing the meat and end up with a dish that looks very blah.  I recently received a Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System that totally solves this problem.  It looks similar to a slow cooker, and while it does have a slow cooking feature, it does so much more.  The cooking system also has low, medium, and high stovetop settings as well as several oven functions.  When you’re using the stovetop function you can set it to low if you want to simmer your food, set it to medium to sauté, or set it high to sear your food.  Now you can sear your food with the stovetop setting, add the rest of your ingredients, and then set the dial to slow cooking at a low or high temperature.  I love that I can cook a complete meal without turning on my oven or using my stovetop.  Plus it is so portable that I can take it with me anywhere to cook.  It has a large surface area so I can easily sauté my meal, use it to make stirfried, cook pasta, and so many other dishes using the stovetop setting.

control panel
The oven functions on the Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System are so versatile.  You can steam baked by pouring liquid in the cooking pot and then placing the roasting rack into the cooking pot with a baking pan on top.  One cup of water equals about 10 min. of steam. The cooking time with this method will be similar to your recipes but you can add less butter and oil into your cake recipes so you’ll be saving fat and calories.  You can adjust the temperature with the oven function anywhere from 250°F to 425°F.  You can also use the oven settings just like a regular oven to roast and to bake.

The Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System also has a buffet mode to keep food warm from 30 min. to up to 12 hours.  You can use it for food that you already cooked in the slow cooker or for food already prepared that you want to keep warm.  This would be great at a party or potluck. No more worrying about someone knocking over the sterno.  Cleaning the Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System is so easy.  The cooking pot has a nonstick surface so you can simply clean it with warm soapy water or can be washed in the dishwasher.  The roasting lid, multipurpose pan, and roasting rack are not dishwasher safe but they can all be simply cleaned with warm, soapy water as well.  I was really amazed the first time I went to clean my Ninja cooking system and I was able to just wipe it out with a paper towel to get rid of all the leftover food.  Of course I washed it with warm soapy water after wiping it out with a paper towel, but I have to say that looked very clean just  wiping it with a paper towel.  That’s how great the nonstick surface is.

tomato sauce
I have made so many things in my Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System since I received it. I’ve used it several times to cook vegetables.  I’ve used the stovetop setting to make stirfry and other sautéed vegetables and I’ve used the oven setting to roast cauliflower with just a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and some herbs.  Last week I roasted tomatoes to make a homemade tomato sauce and I have used it to make beef stew with the slow cooking setting.   I am surprising my girls on Friday by making a cake with them using my Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System.  I can’t wait to see how moist it comes out using the steam baking function.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.

garlic chicken
I’m sure I’ll be sharing many recipes using my Ninja but for now I am going to share with you my favorite meal that I have made so far:
Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken-

1 whole chicken (remove gizzards, rinse, and pat dry)
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 cloves of garlic- peeled
Garlic and Herb Blend Ground Seasoning
4 cups Tuscany Flavor Chicken Broth

Preheat the Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System on the STOVETOP HIGH setting for about 2 minutes.  Meanwhile spread olive oil on the inside and outside of the whole chicken.  Generously sprinkle garlic and herb seasoning blend all over the chicken.  Sear all sides of the chicken until golden (about 5 minutes per side).  Once all sides are seared, remove chicken from unit.  Put garlic cloves and chicken broth into the pot.  Insert roasting rack into the unit and place chicken on roasting rack.  Cover and cook on the OVEN setting at 350 degrees until juices run clear.  The garlic should be soft enough to mash up into the broth to create a wonderfully flavorful gravy.  Enjoy!

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Zaycon Foods 40 Pounds of Chicken Breast Product Review!!!!

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If you’re looking for farm fresh, natural foods, Zaycon Foods is for you.  Zaycon Foods isn’t a store you can go to.  Instead they have “events” all over the country where you can preorder several different food items including what I received, 40 pounds of chicken breasts.  They also have events for other fresh meats including pork, beef, turkey, and fish as well as well as other fresh products.

The chicken breasts from Zaycon Foods are 100% natural with no hormones or preservatives.  They come farm fresh, not frozen, in one cardboard box that contains 40 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in it.  Inside each box is 4 plastic bags that each contain 10 pounds of chicken in them.  This is the second time I have ordered chicken from Zaycon and I am always amazed at the size of the chicken breasts.  They are HUGE, beautiful chicken breasts that each weigh about a pound.  They really put all other chicken breasts to shame.  And because they sell it in larger quantities they can offer it at an amazing price.

40 Pound Box of Zaycon Foods Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Open Box of Zaycon Foods Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

About 10 Pound of Pre-Prepped Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

(Note how there is not much skin, fat, etc. that needs to be trimmed)

There is some prep work involved once you bring your box home.  Each piece comes as a boneless, skinless butterflied breast which means it’s really 2 breast pieces the way they are naturally connected on a chicken.  All you have to do when you get your chicken home is to use a sharp knife to separate the 2 breasts and clean them up a bit.  I don’t like messing with raw chicken usually, but it wasn’t bad at all.

One Whole Chicken Breast

Note: It’s almost as big as my cutting board!

Chicken Breast Cut in Half

About 10 Pounds of Prepped Chicken Breasts

Once my chicken was separated into individual breasts, I portioned it into different Ziploc baggies to store it in my refrigerator and freezer.   I cut some up in dices, some in strips, some in tenders, and some I left whole.  Now when I want to make chicken, I can just reach in my freezer and take out a portion.

40 Pounds of Chicken Breasts Bagged and Ready To Be Frozen

The chicken is some of the most delicious chicken I’ve ever had.  It tastes so fresh.  When I grilled my first batch of chicken breasts I ended up having to cut each one in half horizontally because they are so thick.  Now I have learned to slice the breasts horizontally to make them cook faster.

Ordering from Zaycon Foods was easy.  I signed up for a FREE account, found an event in my area, and ordered a box of chicken.  The day of the event I just just had to show the receipt and I didn’t even have to get out of my car.  They put down a sheet of plastic and loaded the box of chicken right in my trunk!

Zaycon Food’s customers choose the locations that they have their events.  If there is a city that gives a sufficient interest, they will be happy to consider scheduling an event in the area.  Check out their website to see if they have any upcoming events in your area and if they don’t, e-mail them to request an event.  I can’t wait until they come back to my area with beef!!!

Three reasons for buying from Zaycon Foods:
1) Quality: We only sell what we eat ourselves— high-quality, healthy food products
2) Price: Fresh, high-quality retail food products sold for wholesale prices
3) Customer Service: Exceptional service all along the way, from order to reminder to convenient, efficient pickup

Sign up for a FREE account and they will notify you when there is an event in your area.

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