Giveaway Closed: Ninja Cooking System : Review & Giveaway (With an All-in-1 Chicken Piccatta with Quinoa Recipe)

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Amybee (Comment #10) on winning this cooker! We are so happy for your family, Amy! Thank you all for your entries- I wish I had one to give away to each of you!

I am so excited to share with you today’s review and giveaway of the Ninja Cooking System. If there is one thing I love, it is a smart kitchen gadget that can save you time & money in the kitchen. This review of the Ninja Cooking System is going to blow your mind with it’s awesomeness and the best part is that I get to give a Ninja Cooking System away to one of our readers.

I love my slow cooker, but there have always been some things about it that have created more work and dishes for me because of the traditional three temperature cooking knob. The Ninja Cooking System seems to solve many of my issues that I have had with the slow cooker due to its 3-in-1 cooking system that will leave you wondering, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”

Here are just four things that really set the Ninja Cooking System apart from your traditional slow cooker. 

The Stovetop Setting

Let me set the scenario for you that I would have to do with my slow cooker. First, I would go to my stove and brown my meat and make a huge mess around my stove with splatters and then I would try to pour my meat into my slow cooker once it was brown, creating dishes and a drippy mess along the way.

With the Ninja Cooker, you simply switch your dial to Stovetop and place your oil or butter right into the bottom of the pan to sear or brown your meats to the desired consistency. The depth of the cooker helps to keep splatters away and you don’t have to dirty a pan in the process.

The One Pot Ease

Pictured here  the meal that we enjoyed the first night we used the Ninja Cooking System. In this single pot is six cooked chicken breasts, one pound of asparagus, and four servings of quinoa… all in one pot!

The pot comes with a small rack and roasting pan that you can use to create layers in your dishes or can be used to bake items. The pot is definitely not roomy, but it can get the job done for a family of four or can provide a great roasting rack for a smaller whole chicken or turkey.

The Oven Setting

No need to heat up the kitchen in the summer months, you can set the oven setting on the Ninja Cooker to the desired oven temperature and roast or bake right in the cooker, simply by switching the dial. Even items like desserts can be baked right in the cooker, allowing you to free up your oven especially during the busy holiday season.

Can’t you just imagine how awesome this would be in scenarios like camping or in a hotel room when you want to save money and still eat well? I can’t wait to transport this with us!

It’s Cleans Up Like a Dream (I’m Not Kidding)

It is no exaggeration when I say that I put the insert of the Ninja Cooking System in my oven and the food fell away when I sprayed it with water. I cleaned it in five minutes flat and that was with a big batch of quinoa in the bottom. What would normally require a good soaking or a lot of elbow grease, was tidy in just a couple of swishes with dishcoth.

It does a lot more than that though, but those were the highlights for me! I am sharing a recipe from the booklet that I created in our kitchen and I want to give you the opportunity to win one of these for your family! Read the contest guidelines after the recipe and good luck to each of you! 

Chicken Piccata with Quinoa (in the Ninja Cooking System)
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Ninja Cooking System Recipe
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Here is one example of an easy one pot dish you can create in your Ninja Cooking System!
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brined capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncoooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  1. Stir flour, salt , and black pepper on plate. Coat chicken with flour mixture.
  2. Add oil and butter to pot. Set to STOVETOP HIGH and heat until butter is melted. Add chicken to pot. Cook uncovered ten minutes or until chicken is lightly browned on both sides. Remove chicken from pot.
  3. Add broth, wine, lemon juice, and capers to pot. Stir in quinoa and heat to a boil. Place roasting rack into pot and place chicken on rack. Place rack into pot and place asparagus on chicken. Set OVEN to 300 degrees for fifteen minutes. Cover until chicken is cooked through, asparagus is tender, and quinoa breaks apart.
  4. Remove asparagus and chicken from pot. Stir quinoa mixture. Turn off pot. Let quinoa mixture stand.

To enter to win a Ninja Cooking System of your own (retail value $159):

First Entry: Leave a comment and let us know what you love about the new Ninja Cooking System!

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One winner, chosen at random, will receive a Ninja Cooking System (retail value of $159). Please submit your entries by Tuesday (10/23) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

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Published October 15, 2012 by:

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