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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Air fryer whole chicken is super crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Only one hour of hands-off cook time and you’ve got chicken for days!


  • 1 5lb. whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning


  1. On a clean surface, pat chicken dry using paper towels. Remove giblets from cavity.
  2. Rub seasoning all over chicken.
  3. Place chicken, breast-side down, in air fryer. Set temperature to 350 degrees F.
  4. Set air fryer timer to 50 minutes. Flip chicken over and cook for another 10 minutes, or until internal temperature is at least 165 degrees F.
  5. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


  1. You can save or freeze giblets to make broth at another time.
  2. We have a Phillips XXL Air Fryer that has a 3 lb / 4 qt capacity and we are able to fit a 5 lb chicken in there. If you have a smaller air fryer than 3 lb / 4 qt, I’d recommend getting a smaller chicken around 3 or 4 lbs.
  3. If using a smaller or larger chicken, adjust amount of seasoning used accordingly.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Air Fryer