Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

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Yayyyyy!! Another air fryer recipe! If you missed my post last week, I shared my first air fryer recipe for Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with Sriracha Dipping Sauce. I’ve become quite obsessed with my air fryer. I use it almost every single day and love everything I’ve made. If you’re still trying to figure out if an air fryer is right for you, here are some deets about an air fryer that I shared in last weeks post –

  • Do you absolutely need one? Not really. You can fry or bake things instead.
  • Do they take up a lot of room? Hell yes they do. I have the 6qt size and it’s massive.
  • Do you need less fat when it comes to cooking with the air fryer? Yes, a bit less. But I’ve also only fried one thing in my life so I’m probably not the best person to ask. I wasn’t born in a place that thinks deep frying is a way of life. Nor do I love fried food much.

But here’s the reason I love my air fryer –

  • I don’t have to heat up the house with the oven in the summer time.
  • I don’t have to wait for the oven to pre-heat.
  • I don’t have to dirty my oven when cooking chicken wings.
  • My house doesn’t smoke up like it does with the oven sometimes (because the chicken wings made it so damn dirty).
  • I can cook meat and veggies faster than in the oven.
  • I can get brussels sprouts crispier than the oven.

I’ve baked whole chickens and I’ve made them in the crockpot, but this air fryer rotisserie chicken is SO MUCH FREAKING BETTER! When I bake it in the oven, it takes usually 2-3 hours. When I cook it in the crockpot, it takes about 7. But when I make it in the air fryer, it only takes 1 hour and it’s truly the juiciest chicken I’ve ever had with super crispy skin. It’s amazing. And you can make this with whatever spice mixture you’d like, or just some simple salt and pepper. It’s seriously so easy! I’ve been making these rotisserie chickens so I can whip up my Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad and Fajita Chicken Salad in no time flat!

And even though I’d love to chat chicken for hours, I have a boxing class to get to this am! Trying out a new gym in town and excited to box since I rarely do. Not super excited about the early morning class. But I’ll get over it. And then I’m getting some dining room chairs delivered today! Want to see what I got? I order 4 of these chairs and 2 of these for the ends. I bought some pretty cheap dining chairs when we moved into our house 3 years ago. But since 3 chairs have broken, I decided it was finally time to invest in chairs that wouldn’t buckle underneath my guests. I even had a friend over one night who was mentioning that he needed to lose some weight…and then the chair broke. It wasn’t him, it was the chair. But I’m not sure he’s ever gotten over that experience. So cheers to crispy chicken and new chairs!

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Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, about 34 lbs, insides removed
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon magic mushroom powder
  • couple pinches of salt

Instructions

  1. Remove insides from chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. In a small bowl, mix together ghee and magic mushroom powder. Pull back the skin on the breast side of the chicken and use a spoon to scoop some of the ghee mixture between the breast and skin and use your fingers to push the mixture throughout. Do the same on the other breast until the ghee mixture is gone. Sprinkle salt on the chicken throughout.
  2. Pull out air fryer (I have the 6qt size) with wire basket inside. Place the chicken breast side down onto the wire basket. Close air fryer, turn the temperature up to 365 degrees F and time up to 30 minutes then press start. 
  3. Once the 30 minutes is up, use tongs or wooden spoons to turn the chicken over so the  breast side is up. Turn temperature back up to 365 degrees F and time up to 30 minutes then press start. Once time is up, let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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22 thoughts on “Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken”

  1. Melissa Washington

    I’ve been on the fence about getting one of these things and you finally convinced me after I saw the shrimp! Like you, I have used it almost everyday! Thank you, thank you! I can’t wait to see what new recipes you come up with.

  2. Dang! I finally broke down and bought an Instant Pot in May. Took me a year to decide that I really needed it! Now, here you are telling me I need an air fryer, too! LOL It does sound amazing, but I truly DO NOT have room to put it … unless I take inventory and rid my kitchen of something I might not truly need! *Ü*
    I LOVE your new chairs! I, too, have rather inexpensive dining chairs and these are fabulous! I might have to copy your idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. You are the reason I asked for this exact air fryer for Christmas. Just got to start using it today and aside from some soft boiled eggs in my instant pot I have prepped every single thing for this week in the air fryer! Potato wedges, Brussels sprouts, browned some sausage, and a whole chicken! ❤️ I’M IN LOVE.

  4. So I admit that I bought my air fryer just for your cauliflower gnocchi recipe (which was awesome and totally worth it!) but I tried this chicken today and it was amazing! Definitely the best whole chicken I have ever had – and so easy! It was easy enough that I made it for lunch to put on a salad and will have lunch leftovers for several days. Thank you!

  5. Tracie C Kambies

    AIR FRYER!!!!OMG! This is life changing in my kitchen! As a mom who travels for work, I try to eat clean but that means I’m not at home a few nights a week…so I make the meals on Sunday ! This has changed meal prep for the week so much easier. My kids loved the wings and whole chicken! Devoured and delicious are the words they used.

    Thanks for sharing Juli! Glad your trip to France was great! Tips for point: use the airline credit card and then if you have point with other card look for conversion opportunities! Also follow the @thepointguy …lots of tips there!

    1. i LOVE my air fryer!! so glad you’re loving it too! and OMG so many people recommended thepointsguy. he is AMAZING!! his blog is so helpful!

  6. Juli- are you still using the same fryer/brand? We tend to cook for 2 with a week of leftovers so I want one with decent space, can do chicken like this (when you do this, I am assuming you can’t do anything with it right?) …. I read some hit or miss reviews about the finish of the pot peeling on this brand on amazon, but I know you use this a lot and have had it awhile now, so far so good?

    1. i loved my nuwave air fryer, but I ended up dropping the basket and breaking it, so i purchased the philips XL air fryer instead. i loved the nuwave because i was able to cook MORE, but the philips air fryer cooks faster! i think both are great, it just depends how much you want to spend. i also can’t cook a full chicken in the philips, it’s not big enough, so keep that in mind! i never dealt with any peeling with my old air fryer, though.

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