Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Dish Info

This air fryer whole chicken is a company-worthy dish that is surprisingly easy to make!  With less than 10 minutes of hands-on prep time, you have a delicious main course that is substantial enough to feed a crowd.  (But easy enough for a busy weeknight.) Make it once, and you will be hooked!


– 1 tablespoon garlic powder – 2 teaspoons smoked paprika – 2 teaspoons sea salt – 1 teaspoon dried rosemary – 1 teaspoon dried basil – 1 teaspoon dried thyme – ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper – ¼ cup unsalted butter at room temperature – 1 3 to 5-pound whole chicken, neck and giblets removed

– In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, rosemary, basil, thyme, and black pepper.

– Place the butter in another small bowl and add half of the spice mixture. – Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated.

– Rub the butter mixture underneath the skin and dry spices on the outside of the chicken.

– Tie the legs with kitchen twine if you want. – Preheat your air fryer to 350° F.

– Place the chicken in the basket breast side down. – Cook for 40 minutes.

– Flip and cook for an additional 10 to 20 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken), until the internal temperature is 160° F. – Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before carving and serving.