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Herb and Garlic Air Fryer Whole Chicken

This rotisserie-style air fryer chicken is rubbed with garlic herb butter and air fried to crispy skin perfection. Tender, juicy, mouthwatering chicken!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Keyword: air fryer chicken, air fryer rotisserie chicken, air frying whole chicken
Servings: 8
Author: Ashley McCrary



  • 1 5-6 pound whole chicken giblets removed
  • `1/3 cup butter* room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoons chives
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs


  • Combine all of the seasonings and lemon zest with the room temperature butter. Mix together to make a paste.
  • Stuff the rosemary sprigs, and lemon inside of the chicken and tie the legs together. Rub the herb butter all over the chicken, both sides and under the skin.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the whole chicken, breast side up in the basket. Cook at 365F for 55 minutes. Flip the chicken over at the 40-minute mark.
  • Once the breast meat has an internal temperature of 165F. Squeeze lemon juice over the top of the chicken, carve and serve.


  • Sub ghee for paleo or vegan butter for dairy free.
  • If you dont want to use butter, you can omit and use 3 tablespoons of avocado oil instead. Mix with the seasoing to make a paste just as you would the butter