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Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe (Rotisserie Style)

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  • Author: Hazel Roddy
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Is it possible to air fry rotisserie chicken? Yes! You can manufacture your own air fryer rotisserie chicken at home if you have an air fryer with a spit.


  • 1 whole broiler, roaster, or fryer chicken (3-5 pounds; 1.36-2.27 kg)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Remove the giblets from your chicken and set aside for another use. I prefer to prepare bone broth using the giblets.
  2. Thread the chicken onto the spit of the air fryer. To prevent your chicken from breaking a leg, truss it with baking twine. (To learn how to truss a chicken, see the video below!)
  3. Brush the avocado oil on the outside of the chicken and season it with salt and pepper.
  4. Connect your air fryer to the spit. In your air fryer oven, make sure the drip tray is in position.
  5. While turning, the chicken should not come into touch with the hot element. If that’s the case, you might need to break the back of the chicken to make it fit.
  6. Cook for one hour at 350°F (175°C). Remember to push the “Rotate” button on your fryer (the one that makes the spit turn)!
  7. Remove the chicken from the fryer after it’s done frying and set it aside for 10 minutes while you prepare the side dishes.


Chicken leftovers (without the skin) freeze nicely and can be used in a variety of ways. Meal prep ideas are one of my favorite ways to use cooked chicken. Remove the meat off the carcass, freeze it, and you’ll have a ready-to-eat protein supply.

If you don’t like asparagus or corn, feel free to substitute other vegetables in this dish. In my evening meal, I try to include at least one green vegetable and one vegetable of a different hue.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: America


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 409kcal
  • Sodium: 84mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 36g

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