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Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe

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Whole chicken in the air fryer is so juicy! You will love this easy Air Fryer Whole Chicken recipe!

One of my favorite quick, easy weeknight meals is to cook a whole chicken in an air fryer. My husband gave me an air fryer last year for Christmas and it has quickly become one of my favorite little kitchen gadgets. I fix all sorts of things in there, from chicken nuggets to air fryer donuts, the possibilities are seemingly endless!

If you haven’t tried fixing an air fryer whole chicken yet, put it on your menu for this week! It’s so simple, you’re sure to make it pretty frequently! It’s also extremely affordable too! A whole chicken priced, on average, is just $7.50 and that’s enough to feed my husband, myself, and our 4 children, with chicken leftover!

air fryer whole chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons of melted butter
  • whole chicken with giblets removed
  • Your preferred chicken seasonings OR the following spices:
    • 2-4 tsp Mrs. Dash
    • 2 tsp sea salt
    • 2 tsp paprika
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Rinse chicken well and pat dry.
  2. You want the seasonings to stick to the chicken, so brush it lightly with the melted butter.
  3. Combine the seasonings and then sprinkle over the whole chicken
  4. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook an additional 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  6. I like to brush my chicken with melted butter a second time when I flip and a third time when I remove it from the air fryer.

how to cook a whole chicken in an air fryer. It's so simple!

That’s it! Fixing a whole chicken in the air fryer is as easy as that and your family is sure to love it!

Lots of people ask me what kind of air fryer I have. My husband purchased me this air fryer from the Power Air Fryer company (it’s XL for our XL family) and we’ve loved it and have no complaints. My air fryer is 5.3 quart size and I would definitely recommend that size if you are trying to decide between the 5.3 and the 3.4 quart size. We have no problems at all fitting our whole chickens in this fryer. It’s also big enough to cook chicken nuggets and french fries for our whole family. I’ve heard great things about this GoWise Air Fryer too.

If you’re looking for other great chicken recipes for your air fryer, check out Miranda’s Air Fryer Sriracha Honey BBQ Chicken Recipe. It’s another quick, easy, and delicious weeknight recipe for your air fryer!

How to fix a whole chicken in your air fryer

Air Fryer Whole Chicken
Recipe Type: Air Fryer
Cuisine: American
Author: Janessa
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How to fix a whole chicken in the air fryer.
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons of melted butter
  • Whole chicken with giblets removed
  • Your preferred chicken seasonings OR the following spices:
  • 2-4 tsp Mrs. Dash
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse chicken well and pat dry.
  2. You want the seasonings to stick to the chicken, so brush it lightly with the melted butter.
  3. Combine the seasonings and then sprinkle over the whole chicken
  4. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook an additional 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  6. I like to brush my chicken with melted butter a second time when I flip and a third time when I remove it from the air fryer.

Our family loves this air fryer whole chicken recipe so much, we make it all the time! I hope your family enjoys it too!

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Starr McDaniel

Friday 7th of August 2020

Does an air fryer heat up your kitchen live an oven would?

Miranda

Friday 7th of August 2020

Mine does not heat up my kitchen. :) Not sure if it varies by brands?

Jeanine Carlson

Saturday 6th of June 2020

I have an air fryer but it's the smaller style, so I can't cook that big of a recipe in it. However, I have an instant pot, so I use it for the recipes I can't manage in the air fryer. I have a great rotisserie style recipe that tastes wonderful. I bet it would be outstanding in the air fryer!

monique s

Saturday 11th of April 2020

I have an air fryer, but it is a bit small. I was not able to squeeze the whole bird in and will try a smaller chicken next time.

Peggy Nunn

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

This looks so good. I have been debating on getting an air fryer. You have convinced me to get one now.

monique s

Sunday 1st of September 2019

This looks really good and what a great way to have chicken without all that unhealthy oil

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