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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!!
Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021