Air Fryer Chicken – Your Go-To Chicken

Do you have an Air Fryer yet?  I mean everywhere I look I am seeing new recipes, new tips and tricks & people raving about their air fryer.  I resisted on getting one as I just didn’t want another small appliance taking up space, but then I started seeing everyone rave about the Air Fryer Instant Pot Lid.  And let me tell you, I am so glad I did.

Better than store bought…

The beauty of making a rotisserie style chicken at home is that you can season it just how you want.  You could use lemon pepper, or cajun, or just salt & pepper.  This time around I used a course steak seasoning and LOVED it!

You could also spice it up a bit with a little cayenne and chili powder… just make sure to not over due it.  

Just the right size

For my 8qt Instant Pot I used a 4 lb chicken and it just fit.  Next time I will look for a 3 1/2 lb chicken.  

You want to make sure that the skin is all intact if you can, and also make sure and wash out the cavity.  A good friend of mine skipped this step and didn’t realize part of the neck was still in there.  It didn’t ruin it but it definately didn’t enhance it either.


This is straight out of the pot, no additional broiling needed.  The skin is crisp enough, the chicken is still juicy and it is cooked to perfection.  

I would typically buy a store bought chicken each week to use on salads or a quick casserole for dinner, like this King Ranch Chicken Casserole, but if I have my choice I don’t think I will buy another rotisserie chicken.  It really is that good!

Time to use your Air Fryer!

Air Fryer Chicken

Air fryer chicken is the perfect at home "rotisserie" style chicken. It is seasoned perfectly and just so good! Even better you can use any seasoning combo you prefer making it perfect for you & your family.

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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3 1/2 - 4 lb whole chicken (depending on size of pot)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons seasoning, of your choice (I used course steak seasoning)


Wash chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels
Rub olive oil all over chicken, inside and out
Sprinkle seasoning in the cavity and all over the skin, patting it in to ensure it sticks
Place chicken into basket breast side down
Turn air fryer to 350
Cook for 25 minutes
Flip chicken over (using tongs and forks as needed) and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165 F
Remove and let rest for 10 minutes (minimum) before cutting
Serve with favorite veggies and/or potatoes


Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days (if there is any left)

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