Skip the Oven and Cook a Whole Chicken in the Air Fryer!
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Curious about preparing a whole chicken using the air fryer?
I recently bypassed my oven and tried making a 5-pound chicken in my LARGE 6-quart air fryer and it was outrageously delicious and EASY! I mean, less than an hour for crispy-skinned chicken that falls off the bone tender? Yes, please!
Rotisserie style chicken is such a delicious family-friendly meal idea that’ll keep you on track with only the ingredients you love, and none of the ones you don’t!
Air Fryer Whole Chicken
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 50 MINUTES
total time: 55 MINUTES
Cook a chicken in the the air fryer and you'll never go back to the regular oven!
- 5 lb whole chicken
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 Goya Sazón packet
- 1/2 onion (to stuff inside chicken)
Remove insides from chicken.
Rub chicken with butter, and also season to taste. Insert onion into chicken.
Place chicken inside air fryer. Set cook time and timer to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Flip chicken over and set timer for another 20 minutes.
Check to make sure chicken is done. Internal temp should reach 165 degrees.
Toss the onion (it's only for flavor).
Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/6 of whole chicken
Amount Per Serving: 803 Calories | 54g Fat | 0g Total Carbs | 0g Fiber | 63g Protein | 0g Net Carbs
The secret to this deep golden browned skin?
My favorite seasoning for roasted chicken is Goya Sayzon. It’s a popular Hispanic seasoning I grew up with that results in a deliciously flavored deep brown skin – the ultimate comfort food for me. You can, of course, use any type of seasoning desired. I love that all you have to do is season chicken and place in the air fryer! SO EASY!
Hip Tip: If you’re MSG sensitive and looking for an alternative to Goya, try Badia Sazon.
Look how tender this chicken is!
I love that this chicken is so crispy on the outside and yet so tender, it’s easy to pull apart to serve. YUM! My family really enjoyed this chicken. Serve to the family with a veggie and stay on track with your nutritional goals!
Love using shredded chicken for meal prep?
Roasted chicken is one of the most versatile foods ever!
You can eat the meat as part of one meal, and also in other meals for the week in food preparation. If you need some inspiration to use up shredded chicken, try these:
What brand of fryer do you use? I’m looking into them. Just wondering if you have a favorite.
Hi Stacy! You can grab the NUWAVE 6 Quart Air Fryer pictured above, through the first link listed in the post! Hope that helps!
Does this one have to heat up first? I know the power fryer xl doesn’t
This was not preheated before using, however you can always check the user manual of your Air Fryer to be certain on what is recommended.
I have the same fryer. Which wattage did you use?
I’ve recently been researching which brand of air fryer to get. I noticed the comments on this brand mentioned that the non-stick coating was peeling off after a few uses. Have you had a problem with that?
Hi Rebecca! We haven’t had that issue with this Air Fryer. Hope that helps!
Where did you get your fryer basket . Never seen one before. thanks Lyne
Hi Lyne! Are you looking for the Air Fryer above? You can find similar options from Amazon. Hope this helps!
does it matter what side you put down first? Breast down or up initially?
Try breast side down first! Hope that helps!