Welcome Back! We missed you!

Quickly login with your social network or email:

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot Password

Don't have an account? Register

Become a Hip2Save Insider

Don't Miss Out! Join our large community of insiders - it's totally free! Once you join, you'll be able to save & share your favorite deals, rate posts and recipes and add items to your cookbook! What are ya waiting for?!

Already have an account? Login

Become a Hip2Save Insider

Don't Miss Out! Join our large community of insiders - it's totally free! Once you join, you'll be able to save & share your favorite deals, rate posts and recipes and add items to your cookbook! What are ya waiting for?!

Already have an account? Login

Black Friday 2018

Subscribe to our newsletter

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

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

1

Remove insides from chicken.

2

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

3

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

4

Flip chicken over and set timer for another 20 minutes.

5

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

27 Comments

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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

1

Remove insides from chicken.

2

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

3

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

4

Flip chicken over and set timer for another 20 minutes.

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.

Join The Discussion

Comments 27

  1. Kate

    Thanks for the idea and recipe! I would love to see more recipes using the airfryer and even sous vide. TIA!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the feedback Kate!

  2. MD

    We have a traditional new wave and love it. We can do a frozen turkey in 4 hours.

  3. Susan

    Nice, easy recipe, Lina!

  4. Tolu

    How do you wash the tray? It isn’t non stick.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes it’s very easy to rinse off 👍

  5. KED

    Thanks for your easy recipe.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!

  6. Cara

    OMG thank you Lina. It’s 101 degrees here. I love having yummy options that don’t involve turning on the oven. This is perfect.

  7. DealLovinMama

    I ran out of propane for my grill last week and tried pan searing a sirloin steak then throwing it in the air fryer for a few minutes and it was amazing!! Just like Outback! I may never use my grill again! I just seasoned it with a lot of salt and pepper and seared it in a bit of oil in a stainless steel pan before putting it in the air fryer on the hottest temperature for 4 mins. 😍😍😍

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum! I believe it..I reheated a restaurant steak and normally that isn’t as great the next day. It was amazing reheated in the air fryer! 👍

  8. Rhodagrl

    Does anyone care to give the brand of your air fryer and why you chose it? I’m ready to buy one and not sure which to choose. Thanks!

  9. Dawn

    Anyone know how it compares to a counter top rotisserie like Ronco? I use the Ronco one a week but it’s bulky And clean up is a pain.

  10. Jlinsey

    How many will this feed ( estimated )? I need to take something to my growth group and this sounds amazing. Thanks.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      A 4 to 7 pound chicken will serve approximately five to seven people. Hope that helps!

  11. Sandy

    When I tried making a whole chicken in the air fryer, there was a lot of smoke emitted. I even put a little water in the bottom pan. Did this happen to you?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      No not at all. It has with bacon before – and I would just empty drippings from bottom pan.

  12. Lez

    Does anyone have any issues with plastic-y odor coming from the exhaust when using your air fryer? I bought a TFal one and when using it, I smell an odd toaster oven/plastic sort of smell…was wondering if that is happening to anyone else. After smelling it the whole cooking time, I feel like I can taste it in the food I make.
    Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Darn -I would maybe try to contact the company and ask. Sorry that’s happening.

    • Lynn

      I have a small “Bella” brand, 2.5lb air fryer(perfect for 1-2 people). I read many reviews to this effect, prior to purchase. Many suggested running empty on high for 15+min, prior to use, to burn off chemical smell. Otherwise, it may be infused into the food. If you do not, it will still burn off after a few uses, but reviewers say food may taste like the smell. I did this, and it worked. Now, after 2mos, no smell from the materials whatsoever. I use almost daily!!

  13. Christina

    Thanks, Lina! Looks great

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for stopping by Christina!

  14. Ottilie Smith

    Please send me all the fryer

  15. Maria

    Do you put your whole chicken in breast side up or down to start?

  16. Virginia

    Thanks for the recipe been looking for recipes for my air fryer. Love to see more.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ok great – thanks Virginia!

  17. Nat F

    Please be careful using the Goya seasoning it’s primary ingredient is MSG. It is yummy though.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It's not your Grandma's coupon site!

🎄 25 Days of Christmas Movie Bucket List (with FREE Top 10 Printable) HERE.