Air Fryer rotisserie chicken is probably the easiest meal you’ll ever make in the air fryer!

A whole chicken in the air fryer guarantees crispy skin and tender and juicy morsels of meat. And the ingredients are so simple, just a whole chicken, paprika, and olive oil. Simple, easy, quick, and so healthy! Nothing beats main dishes like this!

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Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

  • It’s so easy to make deliciously juicy, lightly seasoned roasted chicken in the air fryer! This recipe will be on rotation at least once a week!
  • Have fresh and juicy rotisserie chicken with a crispy skin ready in no time at all without having to heat up the oven! Clean-up is a cinch, too!
  • Stock up on whole chickens when they’re on sale and pop them in the air fryer for chicken meals all week! Or freeze cooked portions for future recipes!
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Ingredients & Variations

CHICKEN: Choose fresh or frozen whole chickens that will fit in your air fryer model. Most chickens weigh between 4 and 10 pounds. For bests results, an air fryer that ranges in capacity between 7 and 10 quarts will work whether it’s a spit, basket, or tray model.

SEASONING: Anything goes when it comes to seasoning chicken! However, for meal prep recipes, keep the seasonings simple for versatility. A little garlic powder or onion powder can be added for a savory flavor, however.

process of cooking a whole rotisserie chicken in an air fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

  1. Rub the chicken with olive oil and seasonings.
  2. Tie the chicken (as per the recipe below) and place it in the air fryer.
  3. Cook until it reaches the desired internal temperature.
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Tips for Juicy Crispy Rotisserie Chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry instead of washing or rinsing it. The drier the chicken is before cooking, the better the seasonings will adhere and the skin will become extra crispy!
  • The chicken can be done on a spit if your air fryer has one, just follow the instructions in the manual.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing it so the juices have a chance to get reabsorbed into the meat.
  • Keep leftover chicken in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Use it chilled in salads or sandwiches, or reheat portions in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Air fryer rotisserie chicken turns out juicy and tender with this easy four ingredient air fryer recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt and pepper


  • Pat the chicken dry – don't wash it
  • Coat with olive oil and season.
  • Tie up the chicken and put it in the rotisserie basket.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer and preheat to 350°F.
  • Cook for 50-60 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°F.


  •  The drier the chicken is before cooking, the better the seasonings will adhere and the skin will become extra crispy, so pat dry with paper towels. 
  • Rest chicken for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing to allow juices to redistribute.
  • Keep leftover chicken in an airtight in refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in air fryer or use in new recipes.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 752IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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    1. Up to four pounds is usually safe. Over five you want to just put it in a rack. Five will break the rotisserie!