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Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken with Garlic & Fennel Potatoes

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 1h 25 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken with Garlic & Fennel Potatoes

NOTE The chicken will take approximately 40 minutes to cook. If time is shorter, re-insert probe
TIP If you prefer your potatoes browner, just air fry afterwards for a few minutes to crisp

Recipe tags


  • 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, divided
  • 1.6kg chicken
  • 25g butter, soften
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 750g new potatoes
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 350ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • To taste salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Grate zest and juice lemon. Place lemon skin with a sprig of rosemary and thyme into chicken cavity. Tie legs of chicken together with cooking twine

  • Step 2

    Remove leaves from herb sprigs and mix half with butter and garlic. Spread butter over chicken skin

  • Step 3

    Cut potatoes lengthwise into quarters to make wedges. Slice fennel. Put into cooking pot with potatoes, remaining half of herbs and garlic. Pour over stock. Season to taste

  • Step 4

    Place top tier rack over vegetables and place chicken on top of vegetables. Sprinkle over lemon zest, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and season to taste. Insert probe into the centre of the thickest part of the chicken

  • Step 5

    Close the lid and move slider to the COMBI-STEAM position. Select STEAM AIR FRY, select PRESET and choose the CHICKEN setting. Press START/ STOP to begin cooking (the unit PREHEAT for about approximately 11 minutes before cooking begins)

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove chicken from pot, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Remove rack

  • Step 7

    Reduce stock in potatoes; move slider to the AIR FRY/COOKER position, select SEAR/SAUTÈ and set to Hi-5. Allow stock to reduce for 5-10 minutes, until thick

  • Step 8

    Serve chicken with green vegetables and potatoes