Best Air fryer whole chicken recipe that is easy, simple, and straightforward. This air fried rotisserie chicken is well seasoned, packed full of flavour, crispy skin, moist and tender inside. It's perfect for Sunday roast, weeknight dinner or special occasions. Learn how to cook whole chicken in air fryer with this step by step guide.
Course: Main Course
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1.4kg (3.2lb)Whole Chicken
2tablespoonOilVegetable or Sunflower oil
First, mix the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, and oil. Mix well.
Remove the cavities from the whole chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel.
Rub the seasoning marinade all over and inside the chicken making sure all parts are covered. Reserve a little bit of the marinade as you will use it later in the cooking process.You can leave the chicken to marinate for 15-30 minutes or longer if you have the time
Place the chicken breast-side down in the air fryer basket. Turn on the air fryer and set it to a temperature of 350F/ 175C and time to cook 40 minutes. Cook breast down on this setting.
After 40 minutes, bring the basket out and use a thong to flip over the chicken to breast side up. Brush the side up with the leftover marinade then cook at a temperature of 360F/180C for 10 minutes.
Switch off the AF, bring out the basket and leave the chicken to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is atleast 165F when cooked as it is not safe to eat if internal temperature is below this number. Use a meat thermometer to check.Don't leave the chicken to rest in the air fryer as the heat will keep cooking it and dry up the chicken. Bring the basket out to rest.
If you use a bigger chicken you will have to increase cooking time.
Cooking time will vary depending on your air fryer brand.
Don't forget to remove the cavity from the bird.
If cooking a big-sized chicken you can spatchcock the chicken to flatten it so it fits in the AF.
Cook breast side down first.
Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is at least 165F when cooked as it is not safe to eat if the internal temperature is below this number.
Allow chicken to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving. Don't rest it in the air fryer, bring it out to rest.
If using a big chicken without much room in the AF, tie the legs to prevent them from touching the top and overcooking.