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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

The air fryer will cook a whole chicken, with tender, juicy meat and crispy skin, in mere minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Candace


To Make Gravy, Optional

  • drippings
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth or 1 cup water and 1½ teaspoons chicken base
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley optional


  • Remove any giblets or packaging from the chicken cavity. If not already trussed, fold the wings back behind the chicken and tie the legs together (using a bow makes it easy to untie).
  • Rub chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning on all sides.
  • Place the chicken breast-side down into the air fryer basket. Turn the air fryer on to 350°F (no need for preheating).
  • Cook for 30 minutes and flip the chicken over (breast side up). Cook for 25-30 minutes,or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F using a thermometer.
  • Remove from the air fryer and allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

To Make Gravy, Optional

  • While chicken rests, add all drippings from the air fryer to a small skillet on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour. Whisk until well combined and cook for 3-4 minutes (should be bubbling).
  • While whisking, slowly add the broth. Once well combined and bubbling, cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened to desired consistency.
  • Strain through a sieve or strainer if desired. Stir in parsley and serve warm with the chicken.


  • Choose a chicken that will fit in the air fryer. A 3 ½ pound chicken will fit comfortably in a 5.8 quart air fryer.
  • If the chicken touches the top of the air fryer, press to flatten, and untie the legs only if necessary.
  • Nutrition is calculated without gravy.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 444 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Air Fryer, Main Course
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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