Fall Party Favorites: Recipes for Entertaining


Football season is here! Friends are gathering for game day and that usually means great food. It can be easy to indulge in these quick bites. Now, you can prepare these fried foods and delicious snacks guilt-free with the next wave of small kitchen appliances.

Crowd Pleasers

Years ago, one thing was standard when cooking fried foods—oil. Now, greasy wings are a thing of the past. There’s no longer any need for unhealthy quantities of oil with Ninja's Speedi Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer, which circulates hot air at high speeds to fry foods quickly. Ready in just 20 to 25 minutes and perfect for your next gathering, these wings tend to disappear quickly, so you may want to make several batches!

Crispy Chicken Wings

(Adapted from

Serves 4


2 pounds chicken wings (tips removed and wings cut into drumettes and flats)
1  tablespoon Canola oil 
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup of your favorite wing sauce (optional)


  1. Insert crisper plate in basket and basket in the unit. Press “AIR FRY,” set temperature to 390˚F, and set time to 3 minutes. Press “START/STOP.”
  2. While unit is preheating, toss wings with salt, pepper and oil in bowl.
  3. Once ready, place chicken wings on the crisper plate and reinsert the basket. Select "AIR FRY," set temperature to 390˚F, and set time to 22 minutes. Press “START/STOP.”
  4. After 12 minutes, toss and shake the wings using tongs. Reinsert basket and resume cooking.
  5. When cooking is complete, toss wings with your desired wing sauce.

Deluxe Chicken Nachos

What’s a party without nachos? These favorites are ready in just 15 minutes with the Ninja's Speedi Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer—no frying pan or grill needed.

(Adapted from

Serves 4-8


Level 1 (Bottom of the Pot):
1 cup white rice2 cups water
1 (15) oz can black beans

Level 2 (Crisper Tray):
2 (8) oz. chicken breasts
1 cup cilantro lime dressing

Set aside:
tortilla chips and optional: lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado 


  1. Add chicken breasts and dressing into a resealable bag. Marinate at least one hour.
  2. Add rice, water and beans to the bottom and stir to combine.
  3. Pull out the legs on the Crisper Tray; place the tray in the elevated position in the pot. Lay the marinated chicken breasts in the tray.
  4. Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch to "RAPID COOKER." Select the "SPEEDI MEALS" function and set the temperature to 390˚F for 15 minutes. Press "START/STOP" to begin. (Note: the unit will steam for about 10 minutes before crisping.)
  5. When cooking is completed, remove the chicken and slice cooked chicken into cubes.
  6. Top tortilla chips with the chicken, rice and bean mixture as well as any additional toppings.

Great food is an essential part of the game day experience. With so many functions, the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker and Air Fryer ensures there's no shortage of delicious options to please every fan's taste buds. So gather your family and friends, cheer on your favorite team, and indulge in the mouthwatering bites that make the game day experience more memorable. 

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