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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is perfectly moist rotisserie style chicken with crispy skin.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword air fryer whole chicken, chicken, roast chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 412kcal


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp dry rub
  • salt optional
  • calorie controlled cooking spray or olive oil


Make your Air Fryer Whole Chicken

  • Preheat the air fryer to 180C / 350F.
  • Pat chicken dry. Rub in the dry rub and sprinkle salt if desired.
  • Spray air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Add chicken in and cook for 30 mins on one side.
  • Then flip and cook for 15-30 mins on other side depending on the size of your bird.
  • It is important to check that the internal temperature of the chicken is 75C (165F) before serving.



Air Fryer Roast Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure you get the best Air Fryer Roasted Chicken that you can.
  • Make sure your chicken is dry prior to adding the dry rub. A dry rub works best in the air fryer and you don’t want your dry rub to not stick. A dry chicken will help prevent the rub from slipping off during prep time and cook time.
  • Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to break the back bone to fit. You might need to make your chicken work but make sure you buy a whole chicken that will suit your air fryer.

Air Fryer Roast Chicken Time

Cooking time for your whole chicken in the air fryer can be anytime between 45-60 mins depending on the size of the chicken. Mine took 45 mins and was 1.5kg (3.5lbs). When cooking Air Fryer Whole Chicken for the first time, I recommend aiming for 45 mins and then checking the internal temperature.

Air Fryer Roasted Chicken Temperature

The temperature for cooking the chicken in this recipe is 350F /180C.
The most important thing is to make sure that the cooked chicken must reach an internal temperature of 75 C (165 F) before serving.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken Weight Watchers Points

There are 7 Freestyle points in one serving of Air Fryer Whole Chicken.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Chicken

Instant Pot Broccoli
Jollof Rice
Spicy Roast Potatoes

More Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Pork Chops
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts.


Calories: 412kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 359mg | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.1mg