How To Air Fry A Whole Chicken.

Air Fryer whole chicken in the full size air fry oven. Step-by-step instructions.

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You Will Need:

4-5 lb. Whole fryer chicken Extra virgin olive oil Black pepper Onion powder Granulated garlic  Italian seasoning Sea salt Smoked paprika


Place the chicken on a cutting board and pat chicken dry with paper towels. Using your hands or a silicone basting brush cover the skin in extra virgin olive oil.

Prepare The Chicken


Cover the whole outside of the chicken with the seasoning rub and gently rub the spices into the skin



When the chicken is seasoned place it on top of the wire rack on the prepared baking sheet chicken breast side up.

Air Fry

After 60 minutes check the internal temperature of the chicken with a digital meat thermometer.

Check Temp.


Continue to air fry until the internal temperature reaches 165°. For a 5-pound chicken, this may take up to 120 minutes.

Air Fry Time


When the internal temperature reaches 165° carefully remove the baking sheet and allow the chicken to rest for 10-15 minutes before cutting it up.