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Side view of the finished Air Fryer Whole Chicken sitting on butcher paper and ready to e served

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Thus is perfectly moist rotisserie style chicken with crispy skin.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Western
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


  • 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.




Recipe Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure you get the best 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.

How Long To Roast The Chicken 

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 this for the first time, I recommend aiming for 45 mins and then checking the internal temperature.

 Chicken Roasting 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.


 Weight Watchers Points

There are 7 Blue Plan Smartpoints in one serving.


Serving Suggestions
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