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whole chicken roasted with potatoes

Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe

Make the best air fryer whole chicken - extra crispy skin on the outside, juicy and well-seasoned on the inside.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 10 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 434kcal
Author Shinta


  • Air Fryer


  • 1.5 kg Whole chicken with skin on
  • 30 grams butter softened
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sprigs sage
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1 Lemon organic
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 300 grams Potatoes sliced

Pottaoes (Optional Side)


    • Start by mixing together softened butter with chopped herbs and kosher salt.
    • Take the chicken, and using a tablespoon, push the skin gently. Using your fingers, gently rub the butter below the chicken skin, and smear it both over and under.
    • Slice off the top of the head of garlic. Put half a lemon and the whole head of garlic into the chicken cavity.
    • Truss the chicken, place it breast downward on the Air Fryer basket. Using a brush, brush olive oil all over.
    • Air fry at 370F for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take out the basket.
    • Flip the chicken over gently, with the help of a spatula or tongs. Then brush over more olive oil (or butter).
    • If you want to cook potatoes together with the chicken, add the sliced potatoes in the gap between the air fryer wall and the chicken. Do not over crowd. Brush with a little olive oil.
    • Continue to air fry for 20 minutes.
    • Once the 20 minute air frying cycle is complete, turn up the air fryer to 400 F and air fry for an extra 5 minutes. This extra step will make the chicken skin turn golden brown.
    • Air fryer whole chicken is ready to be served with roasted potatoes.



    Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg