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crispy whole chicken in an air fryer
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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

There's truly no better way to cook a chicken than this Air Fryer Whole Chicken recipe! The skin is crispy and flavorful and the chicken is perfectly juicy -- it's great to meal prep at the beginning of the week, and it's paleo/whole30 too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer chicken, air fryer whole chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 4-5 lb. whole chicken
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper more or less
  • nonstick spray


  • Combine all of the spices in a bowl.
  • Next, pay the chicken dry as best you can, then rub the spices all over the chicken.
  • Spray your air fryer with nonstick spray (or olive oil/avocado oil spray), then place the chicken breast-side down and cook it at 360° for 50 minutes. Then, flip it over and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Carefully remove the chicken and place it on a cutting board. Wait 5 minutes or so before slicing. Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*If you need a substitute for smoked paprika, try cajun seasoning. 
*Store chicken in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg