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Jun 30 2018
3 months ago
1:00 PM MDT

Cook a Whole Chicken in the Air Fryer in Under an Hour!

Jun 30, 2018 @ 1:00 PM MDT
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cook a whole chicken in the air fryer in about an hour - chicken in the air fryer ready to be cooked

Love rotisserie style chicken?!

Turn off the oven and cook a whole chicken in the air fryer in less than an hour! It’s the most delicious whole chicken I’ve ever made! The skin turns out perfectly crisp while the inside stays super juicy and delicious.

I’ve been wanting to try this idea ever since I bought my large 6-quart air fryer and am so excited I finally did!

cook a whole chicken in the air fryer in about an hour - stuffing chicken with onion

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Get crispy skin with tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken in about an hour, without turning on the oven!

Cook Time: 50 minutes



  • 5 lb. whole chicken
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 packet Goya Sazon (or different seasoning of choice)
  • 1/2 of an onion to stuff inside (optional)


  • Step 1:

    Remove insides from chicken.

  • Step 2:

    Rub chicken with butter. Season to taste. Insert onion into the chicken.

  • Step 3:

    Place chicken inside air fryer. Set cook time and timer to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

  • Step 4:

    Flip chicken over and set timer for another 20 minutes.

  • Step 5:

    Check to make sure chicken is done. Internal temp should reach 165 degrees.

cook a whole chicken in the air fryer in about an hour - cooked chicken coming out of the fryer

Look at that golden crispy 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.

cook a whole chicken in the air fryer in about an hour - closeup of a chicken drumstick

Tender pull-apart chicken in under an hour!

Air fryers are so amazing because I didn’t even have to turn on the oven. I loved that this chicken was so crispy on the outside and yet so tender, it was easy to pull apart to serve. YUM! My family really enjoyed this easy to make chicken served along with rice, beans, and a side salad. I even have enough left to shred for lunch!

Love using shredded chicken for meal prep?

shredded chicken recipe on a plate - hip2save

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 need some inspiration to use up cooked, shredded chicken try these:

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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