Whether you’re a meal-prep junkie, have a large family, or are planning a Sunday dinner, cooking an air fryer whole chicken is a skill you will definitely want to add to your recipe arsenal. It’s faster than baking and provides a crispy outer texture without sacrificing any moisture as ovens often do. The result is a delicious, juicy chicken you can stuff for Sunday dinner and serve with gravy or make for a weeknight meal and use the leftovers for sandwiches and salads.
The great thing about cooking whole chickens is that they easily feed a family of 4-5 and taste great with a variety of seasonings and sides that prevent even the pickiest of eaters from tiring of chicken. For this recipe, I was in the mood for a little spice and rubbed the chicken with my favorite Creole seasoning. But for a more traditional flavor, you can season with rosemary, sage, and thyme, serving with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. If you want a bit more flavor, add a combination of Italian herbs and garlic. The possibilities are endless, and the flavor and texture provided by the air fryer’s rapid air technology can’t be beaten.
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Your favorite seasoning, to taste I used Creole
- 1 4-5 lb Whole Chicken giblets removed
Remove giblets from chicken. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
Rub with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Sprinkle on your favorite seasoning.
Place chicken in your air fryer basket.
Cook at 350 for 60-80 minutes, flipping breast-side down halfway through cooking.
Plate and Enjoy!