What side dishes go well with a rotisserie chicken?

Mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, roasted vegetables such as broccolini, carrot, asparagus, squash, French fries, and rice, especially when made with chicken stock.

How long does it take to cook a whole chicken in the air fryer?

A whole chicken takes at most 1 hour to cook in the air fryer if it is a big one. A 2-pound chicken takes about 30 minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken meat is very important in the chicken cooking process to avoid the harmful bacteria which can be very dangerous to our health. For us to say that chicken is cooked, the internal temperature should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit. You can cook your chicken more but not less.

What temperature should I cook a whole chicken in the air fryer?

The perfect temperature to cook chicken in the air fryer is 375 degrees Fahrenheit and the internal temperature should be at 165 degrees Fahrenheit to decide if it is sufficiently cooked.

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roast chicken air fryer recipe

Emine Aslan February 27, 2024
Roast Chicken Air Fryer Recipe

Summary: Here is a simple roasted chicken recipe! You can make it either by putting it into your air fryer's basket and using the chicken function or by using the rotisserie function if your air fryer has one. Hope you enjoy it.

Tags: Roast air fryer chicken

Cook Time:30 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 289

Making a roast chicken is not a difficult job but it requires a lot of time when made in the oven and what is worse is that the result is not always guaranteed. Sometimes, people try to boil the whole chicken in a pressure cooker or instant pot before roasting with a wish to ensure a tender and juicy meat at the end but this method adds some stew texture and decreases the roast chicken pleasure.

Air fryers, on the other hand, are very useful in making a whole roast chicken. The hot air circulation in the air fryer guarantees a well cooked, tender and juicy texture in a shorter time. While you need 90 to 120 minutes to roast a whole chicken in the oven, air fryers will do the same job in 60 minutes at most and you will never need to boil the chicken.

So, let’s let the recipe talk!


  • 1 whole chicken (2 pounds)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 or 2 tablespoons garlic powder (optional)


  1. Rub all over the chicken including cavity with olive oil, salt, black pepper and garlic powder and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to absorb flavors.

  2. Preheat the air fryer by selecting the "Chicken" function and adjusting the timer to 3 minutes. Once you start the "Start/Pause" button, it will begin warming up.

  3. Open the air fryer and put the chicken in the basket and close it.

  4. Adjust the timer to 30 minutes. Once you press the "Start/Pause" button, it will start cooking.

  5. Flip the chicken after 20 minutes and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F and the outside turns golden brown all around.

  6. Open the air fryer and remove the chicken onto a chopping board.

  7. Let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

  8. Serve it warm.

  9. Enjoy your chicken with healthy side dishes!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
20.3 grams
0.2 grams
0 grams
26.7 grams
306.5 milligrams

    If your air fryer has a rotisserie function, you can also use it to make this recipe. To do so, just follow the steps in your air fryer's user manual.


    You can serve roast chicken with the side dishes prepared using potatoes, cauliflower, squash, broccolini and rice. Green salad will also be a healthy choice to serve with roast chicken.