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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Make this elegant roasted whole chicken in the air fryer with just a little olive oil and 6 pantry staple spices! Perfect for a small dinner party or a great weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: air fryer whole chicken, roasted chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 72kcal
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  • Kitchen twine
  • Small bowl
  • Air fryer
  • Meat thermometer



  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together spice blend of smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Empty innards of chicken and tie legs together with kitchen twine.
  • Rub the chicken skin liberally with oil. Sprinkle seasoning blend over skin and rub with hands to coat the chicken completely.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer basket breast-side down and cook for 30 minutes. Flip the chicken breast-side up and cook another 15 to 20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.


Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
Note: This recipe was made in a Ninja Air Fryer. Ninja air fryers are known to run very hot. Typically, if you are using a Ninja air fryer, you would need to reduce the temperature for most recipes. Since this one is made with a Ninja, you may find that you need to add a bit of time since they run hot.
If you are not using a Ninja air fryer, be sure to use your meat thermometer to check the internal temperature to help you gauge the doneness of the meat. That will help you to determine how much longer to cook. 


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.