Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is a game-changer for those seeking a convenient yet incredibly flavorful poultry dish. Created by Alyssa Rivers, this recipe promises to deliver a perfectly tender and juicy whole chicken with minimal effort. The preparation involves a straightforward process: first, the chicken is generously rubbed with olive oil to enhance its moisture. Then, a delightful blend of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper is meticulously applied, infusing the bird with a harmonious mix of savory and aromatic flavors.

Once prepared, the whole chicken is placed in the air fryer, initially cooking breast side down at 360 degrees for 30 minutes. This technique helps to ensure even cooking and browning. After the initial cooking period, the chicken is flipped, allowing the other side to crisp up and develop that coveted golden exterior. The final step is to continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches a safe 165 degrees, assuring that the chicken is not only delicious but also safely prepared.

The nutritional breakdown reveals a wholesome dish with 327 calories per serving, offering 25g of protein and a well-balanced combination of fats. The enticing aroma of Italian seasoning, garlic, and paprika permeates the air as the air fryer works its magic, promising a delightful dining experience. With a minimal prep time of just 5 minutes and a total cook time of 1 hour, this Air Fryer Whole Chicken is a hassle-free way to enjoy a delectable and wholesome meal, making it an ideal choice for dinner or any special occasion.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken is going to change the way you do chicken! Super easy, it comes out perfectly tender, juicy and full of flavor!

Prep Time5minutes mins

Cook Time1hour hr

Total Time1hour hr 5minutes mins

Course: Dinner, Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: air fryer chicken, air fryer whole chicken

Servings: 8 People

Author: Alyssa Rivers


  • 1 (4-5) pound whole chicken giblets removed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper


  • Rub the chicken with the oil. In a small bowl combine italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika and salt and pepper. Rub all over the chicken.

Place the chicken breast side down in the air fryer. Cook at 360 degrees for 30 minutes.

Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

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