Preparing your meals using a Nuwave Oven is not only faster and easier than a conventional oven, it is also a healthier alternative. Cooking with convection heat speeds up cooking time, and circulates the air more effectively. Using the included rack attachments also allows the meat to be above the fat, which makes cooking with your Nuwave Oven a healthier option.
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How to Cook Juicy Chicken in a NuWave Oven
The summer heat has arrived in full force here in West Virginia. When it gets this hot outside, I really hate to turn the oven on to cook anything at all. That is when I turn to my handy-dandy countertop NuWave oven. I was first introduced to NuWave cooking from my dad a few years ago. He loves to try the newest gadgets and small kitchen appliances when they hit the market.
He raved and raved about the NuWave when he got his, telling me everything he cooked in it, and just how perfect it came out. So, of course, I had to see for myself. 2 years and many recipes later, it is now my go-to kitchen appliance, especially in the summertime when it is too hot to turn on the oven. This Mouthwatering Barbecue Chicken is at the very top of our list of favorites.
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Making this mouthwatering BBQ Chicken was so simple to do using the NuWave oven. A few spices and about 25 minutes is all you need for perfect and juicy chicken every time.
I package of party chicken wings
BBQ sauce of choice
Place your chicken on the wire rack of the NuWave oven. Lightly brush the top side with olive oil. Sprinkle on your favorite spices. We used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper.
Replace the dome. Select COOK TIME, punch in 12 minutes and hit start.
After your 12 minutes are up, turn your chicken over and repeat the seasoning and cooking process to the other side.
Add Your Favorite Flavors
After cooking for 12 minutes on each side, your chicken should be cooked through, juicy and ready to serve. However, if you wish to add barbecue sauce like I did, go ahead and brush that on after the original cook time.
Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Flip the chicken and coat the other side in sauce and cook for 3 minutes more. This is not an absolute necessity, but I like the way the NuWave bakes the sauce onto the chicken and gives it a crispy coating.
- 1 package of party chicken wings
- BBQ sauce of choice
- Place your chicken on the wire rack of the NuWave oven. Lightly brush the top side with olive oil. Sprinkle on your favorite spices. We used salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper.
- Replace the dome. Select COOK TIME, punch in 12 minutes and hit start.
- After your 12 minutes are up, turn your chicken over and repeat the seasoning and cooking process to the other side.
- After cooking for 12 minutes on each side, your chicken should be cooked through, juicy and ready to serve. However, if you wish to add barbecue sauce like I did, go ahead and brush that on after the original cook time.
- Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Flip the chicken and coat the other side in sauce and cook for 3 minutes more. This is not an absolute necessity, but I like the way the NuWave bakes the sauce onto the chicken and gives it a crispy coating.
Benefits To Cooking With The NuWave Oven
There are so many perks to using a NuWave Oven to prepare your meals:
- Cooks FROZEN meat just as perfect as it does fresh.
- VERSATILE cooking – Roast, bake, grill, broil, steam and even dehydrate! All your favorite cooking methods can be done in the NuWave
- HEALTHY cooking – The fat drips from the meat so your food is not sitting in a pool of grease.
- SHORTER cooking times.
- EASY to clean.
- DOESN’T heat up the kitchen when cooking.
Cooking times for other cuts of chicken:
Breasts (bone in ), legs and thighs:
- Fresh – 10-12 minutes per side
- Frozen – 14 minutes per side
- Fresh – 7-8 minutes per side
- Frozen – 10-11 minutes per side
- Fresh – 15-17 minutes per side per pound
- Frozen – 25-30 minutes per side per pound
You can see for yourself just how much fat and grease has come off the chicken when we were done cooking it. Just think, cooking this in the oven in a regular baking pan in the oven, the chicken would be sitting in this grease. So much healthier for you cooking it this way!
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Do you own a NuWave oven? I would love to hear what is your favorite thing to cook in it? Drop me a comment below!
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30 thoughts on “How to Cook Mouth Watering Chicken using a NuWave Oven”
Look great Heather. We love anything chicken here. I don’t have a nuwave oven but I would like to try one for sure.
Oh they are awesome! I hope you check into getting one. I just love mine especially in the summer months.
This fascinates me. I never heard of a NuWave oven and now I want one. The chicken looks so good and love the recipe.
Oh Sue, I love mine! You can cook a whole turkey in them ……. frozen turkey! I haven’t tried to do that yet, but my dad has. He loved it! I will admit I use mine much more in the summer than I do in the winter. I really dont know why that is.
I just cooked a frozen solid beef chuck roast and one hour- Yes- One Hour – was almost too long! I quickly put in some cut up potatoes & carrots and cooked them for about 20 minutes and we had a great meal. This was my first time using the Nuwave, so I had to try it again- cooked some frozen chicken breasts & thighs- took about 17 minutes each side! This may be my favorite cooking device! ??
I am so glad someone else is as hooked on it as I am! I have pork chops out for tonight and that’s exactly what I am cooking them on. Such a time saver.
I love my nuwave my mother in law blessed me with it. It’s awesome! Thanks for all the recipe’s you all provide.
My pleasure Rickeetra! It really is a wonderful machine.
Love the Nuwave oven. Even bakes bread. Pie crusts. It is more economical than electric oven and much cooler. Great for summer.
Oh peg, I have yet to bake in it! That is brilliant. I love my NuWave, and will definitely be trying to bake in it soon. Thanks so much for stopping by.
I first had a NuWave Oven back in 2011 but couldn’t keep it when my family and I became homeless in 2013. FINALLY got to get another one (the NuWave Oven Pro like what you got) last Saturday and I am SO FREAKING HAPPY to have one again!!!! <3 Now I'm happily perusing the interwebz for recipes I can use ^_^ Can't wait to try these chicken recipes!
Do you know any recipes or instructions for making a barbecue roast in the NuWave? 😀
Hi Felicia! I am so glad things are working out better for you. I have not done a complete roast in the NuWave yet. I did do a very thick london broil. I cooked it according to the cooking guide brushing on barbecue and cooking for an additional 5 minutes to “bake it on” on each side. Hope that helps a little. Enjoy your new toy 🙂
I am traveling from Texas and am now in Atlanta staying in an Extended Stay Hotel for several months. Got my NuWave out to cook a chicken breast (marinated in Jerk Sauce) and realized I left the wire rack at home. How is cooking effected by only using the bottom rack?
Oh gosh, I wish I had an answer for you Diana. I have never cooked meat on the bottom without a rack. I have however cooked vegetables on the bottom meat on the top, and they cooked great. The thing about the convection cooking is that it cooks top and bottom at the same time. Maybe you could make a make-shift tin foil rack? Wouldn’t be exactly the same, but at least it would elevate the steak up a bit so the air can get underneath it. Would love to hear how this turns out, either way you do it.
If I just do chicken legs and thighs what height should the rack be?
What temperature do you cook the chicken at? I don’t see that detail mentioned anywhere.
I use the default temp which is 350.
First time buyer. Do you have a double rack? What model do you have? Do chicken breasts stay juicy? Thanks!
does the meat have to be in a single layer?
Yes that is best so it cooks evenly.
How many pieces of chicken can you cook at one time? I like to do thighs.
I owned one 4 years ago now I have a new on I was lucky to find in thrift store for $9.99 wow life is good
Nice find!! I hope you get to use it all the time.
I bought one at an auction for $10.00. I don’t now one thing about it? Is there an instruction book available? I can order? Thank you
Hi Joan! You will love it. I am sure you could contact NuWave customer service about a replacement manual. There are also many videos on youtube that can help you out. Enjoy!
I found 2 at the Goodwill store so far.
I paid 6.99 for each and love cooking with them. I put them on the back deck and keep the heat and smells outside!
It’s nice to cook a roast and then add carrots and potatoes in 1 and bake a cake in the other.
i love my cooker!! do you have a recipe list you would send in e-mail?
Came out just like you said, mouth-watering. Is new to our rotation!
This recipe was delicious! Thanks!