Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables

 Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 1h 40 mins


  • 135kg whole chicken
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light olive oil
  • A few sprigs of thyme
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into 4
  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled and bashed with back of a knife
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the vegetables

  • 450g charlotte potatoes (approx. 8), cut in half lengthways
  • 250g small carrots (approx. 4), peeled and cut in half lengthways
  • 250g medium parsnips (approx. 2), peeled and cut into 4 lengthways
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and each cut into 4 wedges
  • 3 tbsp light olive oil
  • Few sprigs rosemary, roughly torn         


Step 1

Seasoning the cavity of the chicken with salt and pepper. Stuff the lemon, thyme and garlic into the cavity. Brush oil over the chicken and season the outside.

Step 2

Place the prepared vegetables into a bowl with the 3 tablespoons of oil and season to taste. Omit rosemary to be added later.

Step 3

Insert the crisper plate into the Zone 1 drawer and place the chicken inside. Insert the crisper plate into the Zone 2 drawer and place the vegetables inside.

Step 4

Select Zone 1, turn the dial to select ROAST, set temperature to 190°C and set time to 50 minutes. Select Zone 2, turn the dial to select AIR FRY, set temperature to 190°C and set time to 35 minutes. Select SYNC. Press the dial to begin cooking.

Step 5

After 25 minutes select Zone 1 and set temperature to 160°C. Press the dial to continue cooking.

Step 6

Add the rosemary to the vegetables in Zone 2 and give them a turn.

Step 7

Check and turn the vegetables again a couple of times before the cooking time is up so they cook and brown more evenly. Cooking is complete when chicken reaches 75°C.

Step 8

Carve and serve the chicken with the vegetables. 

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