Cook a Whole Chicken in the Air Fryer in Under an Hour!
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!
Air Fryer Whole Chicken
cook time: 50 MINUTES
total time: 50 MINUTES
Get crispy skin with tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken in about an hour, without turning on the oven!
- 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)
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.
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?
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:
- White Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce
- Chicken Walnut Salad
- Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup
- Ramen Noodle Salad
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup