This air fryer garlic herb whole chicken is tender and juicy with just the right amount of extra crispness to the skin. If you want to press the easy button for dinner, then this air fryer whole chicken is definitely the one to do so with. All you would need to do is clean, season, and pop your whole chicken in the air fryer!

Air fryer garlic herb whole chicken
Air fryer garlic herb whole chicken

How to choose the right whole chicken size?

Firstly, you need to make sure you know the measurements of your air fryer. Once you know that you can go in the store and pick your whole chicken in the correct size. The absolute worst thing is to get a whole chicken that is bigger than your air fryer. Talk about a bad day.

How to clean the whole chicken?

Firstly, you need to make sure your kitchen is clean of any other pots are dishes, etc. You don’t want to cross-contaminate anything! Put on gloves if that is your preference. Next, take your chicken out of the bag. Rinse with vinegar and water. You can even set the chicken in the vinegar water while cleaning. Once you have done so take a knife and cut the buttocks off. Now,  you need to remove everything from the opening of the chicken (liver, heart, fat, etc. So, take a knife and begin to cut all the fat and any feathers off of the chicken. Next, check the chicken for any yellow build. If you find any take the knife and scrape off. Finally, rinse the chicken as many times as you need. That’s it!!!

Air fryer garlic herb whole chicken
Air fryer grilled chicken

How to season air fryer garlic herb chicken?

To season the whole chicken is so simple. Gather all of your ingredients together.  A basting brush, seasoning salt, garlic herb seasoning, paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, butter, onion, garlic clove, lemon, and olive oil.

Mix all those ingredients together then drizzle your olive oil in the mixture to get a thick paste. Take the butter and rub it under the skin of the chicken. Once you have done that place a whole onion, garlic clove, and lemon in the opening of the whole chicken.

How to air fry whole chicken?

Spray the inside of the air fryer with nonstick spray. Add in the whole chicken, breast side down at 360F for 30 minutes then take the chicken out and turn it breast side up. Place back in the air fryer for another 25 minutes.

How long to cook whole chicken in air fryer?

Important: if the chicken is 3 to 4 pounds then the cooking time of  55 minutes is fine but if it’s bigger you want to cook longer. Make sure the internal temperature is 165F.

***when cooking chicken in air fryer, remember every air fryer is different so you may have to cook your chicken longer or maybe not. ****

Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes and you are ready to enjoy your air fryer whole chicken!!

If you want some tasty sides with this whole chicken air fryer recipe, try my roast Brussel sprouts or my Parmesan asparagus!

Well, enjoy your whole fried chicken and until next time folks!!

Air fryer garlic herb whole chicken

Air fryer garlic herb whole chicken

This air fryer garlic herb whole chicken is tender and juicy with just the right amount of extra crispness to the skin.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 442kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken size depending on your air fryer size
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic herb seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp almond oil or olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tsp butter
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ onions

Instructions

  • Gather all of your ingredients together.
  • A basting brush, seasoning salt, garlic herb seasoning, paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, butter, onion, garlic clove, lemon, and olive oil.
  • Mix all those ingredients together then drizzle your olive oil in the mixture to get a thick paste. Take the butter and rub it under the skin of the chicken.
  • Once you have done that place a whole onion, garlic clove, and lemon in the opening of the whole chicken.
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer with nonstick spray and add in the whole chicken breast side down.
  • 360F for 30 minutes then take the chicken out and turn it breast side up. Place back in the air fryer for another 25 minutes.

Notes

How long to cook chicken in air fryer?
If the chicken is 3 to 4 pounds, the cooking time of  55 minutes is fine but if it’s bigger you want to cook longer. Make sure the internal temperature is 165F.

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1297mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg