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Air Fryer Rotisserie-Style Chicken

By Emma :

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Air Fryer Rotisserie-Style Chicken Recipe

Hello, dear readers! I want to start this post by expressing my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been following, sharing, and trying out my recipes. Your enthusiasm and feedback fuel my passion for cooking and sharing these culinary journeys with you. Today, I’m thrilled to bring to your kitchens a simple yet delightful recipe that promises the succulent, golden glory of rotisserie-style chicken, all made easier and healthier in your air fryer!

Introduction

Imagine the crispy, golden skin and tender, juicy meat of a rotisserie chicken, but without needing to leave your home or deal with the hassle of a spit rod. That’s exactly what this Air Fryer Rotisserie-Style Chicken recipe offers. Made with a blend of aromatic herbs and spices, and cooked to perfection in your air fryer, this recipe is a game-changer for busy weeknights or when you just need some comfort food without the fuss.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp. ground sage
  • Olive oil spray
  • 3 lbs. whole chicken (organic, humanely raised)

How to Make

Step 1: Prepare the Spice Mix

In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and sage. Mix well to create your seasoning blend.

Step 2: Prep the Chicken

Remove any giblets from your chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. This helps the skin get extra crispy!

Step 3: Season

Generously spray the whole chicken with olive oil, then rub the seasoning mix all over the chicken, inside and out. Make sure it’s well coated.

Step 4: Air Fry

Place the chicken in the air fryer basket, breast side down. Cook at 360°F for 30 minutes. Then, carefully flip the chicken and cook for another 30 minutes at 360°F or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Step 5: Rest

Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before carving. This helps retain its juicy flavors.

Helpful Tips

  • Preheat your air fryer for about 3 minutes before adding the chicken. This ensures a more even cook.
  • Check doneness using a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is at least 165°F.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Spice Variations: Feel free to adjust the spices based on your preferences. Add a bit of heat with cayenne pepper or swap the paprika for smoked paprika for a deeper flavor.
  • Herb Freshness: If you have fresh herbs, use them! Multiply the amount used by three if substituting fresh for dried.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I cook a larger chicken in the air fryer?
    • Yes, you can cook a larger chicken; just ensure it fits in your air fryer basket and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  2. What sides go well with this chicken?
    • This chicken pairs wonderfully with roasted vegetables, a fresh salad, or creamy mashed potatoes.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. You can also freeze it for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to use.

More Relevant Recipes

This rotisserie-style chicken is not just a meal; it’s a comforting embrace in the form of food. It’s the answer to your busy weeknight dinners, your low-effort weekend feasts, and your simple, wholesome family meals. Give it a try and let the air fryer work its magic, turning simple ingredients into a meal that’s anything but boring! Remember, every dish has a story, and I can’t wait to hear what stories unfold in your kitchen. Happy cooking!

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Air Fryer Rotisserie-Style Chicken Recipe

Air Fryer Rotisserie-Style Chicken


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 1 h 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Description

Unlock the secret to a perfectly golden and juicy rotisserie-style chicken right in your air fryer! This recipe combines simple herbs and spices for a delicious result that’s not only fuss-free but also a healthier alternative to traditional rotisserie cooking.


Ingredients

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2 tsp. Kosher salt

½ tsp. sweet paprika

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. onion powder

¼ tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp. dried thyme

¼ tsp. ground sage

Olive oil spray

3 lbs. whole chicken (organic, humanely raised)


Instructions

Mix Spices: In a small bowl, combine salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and sage.

Prepare Chicken: Remove giblets, if any, and pat the chicken dry.

Season: Spray the chicken with olive oil, then evenly apply the spice mix inside and out.

Air Fry: Cook breast side down at 360°F for 30 minutes, then flip and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 30 more minutes.

Rest: Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Notes

For the crispiest skin, ensure your chicken is completely dry before seasoning. Adjust the spices according to your taste preferences or add more for a larger chicken, keeping in mind that cooking times may vary based on size.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Air Frying
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Approximately ¾ lb per person
  • Calories: About 320 per serving
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg

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