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Easy Air Fryer Rotisserie Roasted Whole Chicken

Easy Air Fryer Rotisserie Roasted Whole Chicken is the best, keto low-carb recipe to teach you how to cook and air fry chicken in your Power Air Fryer XL, Nuwave, or any brand. You will only need a handful of ingredients to make this juicy chicken with extra crispy skin!

air fryer whole chicken on a white plate with fresh lemon and roasted carrots

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Can you cook a whole chicken in an air fryer? Heck yes! Seriously, what can’t you do in the air fryer? From Air Fryer Ribs Air Fryer Turkey, Air Fryer Ham, to Air Fryer Grilled Chicken, I seriously feel like you can do it all!

Cooking chicken has gotten so much easier since I’ve gotten my air fryer. Baked chicken just doesn’t cut it in many instances.

For Easter dinner I served this roasted whole chicken. It was perfect for the occasion! Best of all, there are no carbs in a whole chicken, so this is a very keto-friendly main dish.

fresh lemon, onion, rosemary, and thyme in a glass bowl with seasonings for whole chicken

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in an Air Fryer

  1. I buy my whole chickens at Costco because the chickens are sold with the inside contents and giblets removed from the inside of the chicken cavity. If your contents have not been removed, you will have to remove the giblets prior to cooking. You can read more about How to Remove Giblets From a Whole Chicken here.
  2. Trim excess fat from around the chicken, typically the neck and tail area.
  3. Pat the chicken dry completely.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and seasonings.
  5. Air Fry and remove the chicken from the air fryer to rest prior to slicing.
a collage photo of 4 photos of raw whole chicken on a cutting board seasoned and then in an air fryer basket

How Long to Cook/Cook Time

A whole chicken will need 50-60 minutes to cook, but you should always cook the chicken for however long it takes to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. You will need to use a meat thermometer.

To test the internal temperature of the rotisserie chicken, place the thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. This is typically the chicken thigh. You can read more about Thermometer Placement for Chicken here.

air fryer whole chicken in an air fryer basket

How Long To Rest Prior to Slicing

You will need to let the chicken rest for at least 15 minutes prior to slicing. While the chicken rests, moisture is redistributed. back into the meat. If you slice into it immediately, the juice will run out and you will end up with dry chicken. You can read more about the Science of Resting Meat here.

air fryer whole chicken on a white plate with fresh lemon and roasted carrots

Can You Reheat a Rotisserie Chicken

Yes, I do this all of the time with the $5 cooked rotisserie chickens I buy from Costco. I usually coat the meat in oil first so that it isn’t dry.

air fryer whole chicken on a white plate

Can You Air Fry Frozen Chicken?

If you are going to cook a whole chicken from frozen, I recommend you roast it. Get tips on How to Cook a Whole Chicken from Frozen here.

Is the Air Fryer Really Healthy?

Air frying cuts up to 80% of the fat of traditional frying, making it a much healthier alternative. Most deep-fried recipes require 2 to 3 cups of oil. With the air fryer, you need only a tablespoon. Because air-fried meals are so much lighter, you will feel less bogged down after eating them.

Recipe Tips:

  • Wear cooking gloves while handling the chicken if preferred.
  • Be sure to wash your hands and kitchen utensils really well after handling raw chicken.
  • Try to season every inch of the chicken to avoid bland chicken. Use more seasoning than the recipe suggests if needed.
  • Removing the chicken without altering the presentation can be tricky. The chicken will need to rest after cooking. If you are having trouble removing the chicken with tongs (without altering the presentation), you can always allow the chicken to cool some and then remove it with your hands.
  • Use any of your favorite seasonings. Common seasonings include poultry seasoning, sage, paprika, and more.

What to Serve with Whole Chicken:

Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes
Air Fryer Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
Air Fryer Garlic Cheesy Bread
Air Fryer Homemade French Fries
Air Fryer Cornish Hens

Be sure to check out my post on 20 Quick and Easy Air Fryer Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes.

air fryer whole chicken on a white plate with fresh lemon and roasted carrots
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Easy Air Fryer Rotisserie Roasted Whole Chicken

Easy Air Fryer Rotisserie Roasted Whole Chicken is the best, keto low-carb recipe to teach you how to cook and air fry chicken in your Power Air Fryer XL, Nuwave, or any brand. You will only need a handful of ingredients to make this juicy chicken with extra crispy skin!
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer roasted chicken, air fryer rotisserie chicken, air fryer whole chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
resting 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 340kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • I purchased my whole chicken ready with the contents of the cavity removed. If your chicken still has the giblets inside of it, you will need to remove them prior to cooking.
  • Stuff 1/2 of fresh cut lemon and 1/4 of a chopped onion inside the cavity of the chicken along with the fresh rosemary and thyme.
  • Make sure the chicken is completely dry on the outside. Pat dry with paper towels if necessary. A dry chicken will help it crisp in the air fryer with the olive oil.
  • Spray olive oil onto both sides of the chicken using an oil sprayer.
  • Sprinkle the seasonings throughout and onto both sides of the chicken. You may elect to only season the bottom side of the chicken at this step. Because you will need to flip the chicken during the air frying process, you will likely lose some of the seasonings at this stage. My preference is to season both sides initially, and then re-assess if more seasoning (usually salt is needed later).
  • Line the air fryer with parchment paper. This makes for easy cleanup. Load the chicken into the air fryer basket with the breast side down.
  • Air fry the chicken for 30 minutes on 330 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the chicken. I gripped the chicken cavity with tongs to flip.
  • Re-assess if more seasoning is needed on the breasts, legs, and wings. Add additional if necessary.
  • Air fry for an additional 20-25 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer
  • This step is important. Place the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken, which is typically the chicken thigh area. I like to test the breast too, just to ensure the entire chicken is fully cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer basket and place it on a plate to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting into the chicken. This will allow the moisture to redistribute throughout the chicken before you cut into it.

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Notes

Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe Tips:

  • Wear cooking gloves while handling the chicken if preferred.
  • Be sure to wash your hands and kitchen utensils really well after handling raw chicken.
  • Try to season every inch of the chicken to avoid bland chicken. Use more seasoning than the recipe suggests if needed.
  • Removing the chicken without altering the presentation can be tricky. The chicken will need to rest after cooking. If you are having trouble removing the chicken with tongs (without altering the presentation), you can always allow the chicken to cool some and then remove it with your hands.
  • Use any of your favorite seasonings. Common seasonings include poultry seasoning, sage, paprika, and more.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g
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Recipe Rating




Janice

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

This was super easy and delicious! Perfect for meal prep.

staysnatched

Friday 15th of January 2021

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Tiffani

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

This was sooooo good and soooo easy. I'm mad I didn't make it sooner. I thought I was going to have some leftovr for chicken salad, but, I don't think I will. I'll be making this regularly as well!!

staysnatched

Friday 8th of January 2021

This is a good one to have on rotation!

Aja

Sunday 20th of December 2020

I made this today for homemade chicken soup and it was perfect. So good and there are juices left in the air fryer to use for the soup stock. I highly recommend.

staysnatched

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed this.

Krista

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Another winner! The skin was so crisp and delicious. The tips and tricks were right on and honestly, had she not said to flip it and re season I wouldn’t have. Glad I read it all - So good! Will make again for sure.

staysnatched

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed it! The skin is the best part!

Rachel Berman

Tuesday 10th of November 2020

This chicken was amazing. Be sure to follow her instructions to a “t” and you’ll end up with flavorful, juicy chicken and a nice crispy skin. So easy and so delish. Will definitely be on repeat!!

staysnatched

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.