Air Fryer Whole Chicken (Recipe)

June 2, 2023

Air Fryer Whole Chicken (Recipe)


✅ 3.52 lb whole chicken Increase/ decrease the size based on your air fryer size. I like to use a 3-4lb chicken

✅ 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (Kasadrinos **FREE Bottle**)

✅ 2.65 oz carrots 2 small

✅ 2.3 oz celery 1 stick

✅ 2.3 oz celery 1 stick

✅ 0.35 oz garlic 2 cloves
✅ 0.15 oz rosemary few sprigs


✅ 1 tablespoon salt
✅ 1 teaspoon black pepper
✅ 1 teaspoon paprika
✅ 1 teaspoon garlic powder
✅ 1 teaspoon onion powder
✅ 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

✅ 1/2 teaspoon dried lemon or lemon zest, optional


1️⃣ (If using any vegetables) Prepare the vegetables by cleaning and peeling the carrots, garlic, and onion. Also rinse the celery, trimming the ends if needed.

2️⃣ Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and stuff the cavity with the vegetables and rosemary. Remove the giblets first, if the chicken has them.

3️⃣ Prepare the seasoning by combining all the spices and oil in a small bowl. Then rub it all over the chicken.

4️⃣ Spray or brush oil/cooking spray in your air fryer basket, then place the chicken breast side down.

5️⃣ Cook for 50 minutes at 355ºF/180ºC, flip the chicken and cook for a further 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165ºF/74ºC.

For crispier skin, flip the chicken after 35-40 minutes. To test the temperature, use a meat thermometer and stick it in the thickest part of the chicken (the inner thigh), avoiding any bones as they can throw off the readings.

6️⃣ Remove the chicken from the air fryer and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Servings : 6
Ready in :  1 hr 2 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Air Fryer

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