Air Fryer Roast Chicken

Friday, 29 April 2022

Air Fryer Roast Chicken
 



I have to say I am really enjoying using my air fryer.  I have finally gotten to terms with it and am now cooking quite a few different things in it with success. 


Today I decided to try cooking a whole chicken, aka roast chicken in it and I have to say it turned out beautiful.  Moist and tender with a really lovely crisp skin! 


Air Fryer Roast Chicken

   


The skin did get rather dark, but it still tasted really delicious. As well the meat beneath the skin was tender, juicy and succulent.


You do have to bear in mind that you won't be able to roast just any chicken in the air fryer. It needs to fit into the basket comfortably and none of  it can touch the top of the air fryer. 


Air Fryer Roast Chicken 
 

I was really lucky this week they had whole roasting chickens on offer at the local shops and I was able to pick up a smaller one which was perfectly sized for roasting in the air fryer. It was 1.6 KG in weight, which is about 3 1/2 pounds.


My sister got one also and she is going to cook hers in her air fryer using the rotisserie attachment. I didn't have any butcher's twine or I would have tried the same. (Reminder to self, order some butchers twine. )  


She is brining hers first. This could be a complete game changer!


Air Fryer Roast Chicken

 

I wanted to tell you a bit about my Air Fryer as so many people had asked.  Mine is a Kuraidori Multi Function Air Cooker/Fryer.  

It does much more than just air fry, you can also bake in it, although so far I have not tried baking anything in mine!  I have just been using the air fry function!  It works very much like a small convection oven.

I am sure I will get a LOT of use from it this summer when the temperatures rise and I am not wanting to heat up my big oven!

Air Fryer Roast Chicken 
 


It is the brand of appliance that is carried at Home Hardware here in Canada. It uses high-speed hot air circulation to produce crispy, cooked foods without oil. Featuring a fryer basket, two grill inserts, a rotisserie spindle and a non-stick pizza pan, this versatile air cooker makes it easy to get creative in the kitchen. 

You can set the timer control for up to 60 minutes and keep an eye on dinner through the transparent door panel. This air cooker comes with cooking program presets and a clear digital LED display for ease of use.

Air Fryer Roast Chicken
 



You can see here the basket inside the cooker, which I have sitting on the oven rack thing, over the drip pan.  I have found it to be very easy to use and very easy to clean up afterwards.

All of the bits go into the dish washer so clean up is really a breeze.


Air Fryer Roast Chicken  
 



I am really pleased with mine, and my sister is very pleased with hers also.  I have done wings, baked potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, turnip fries, stuffed baked potatoes, from scratch onion rings, oven chips, and frozen breaded chicken in mine, and everything has come out beautifully.


The other day my sister cooked spaghetti squash in hers and it was excellent!  I think it is safe to say that we both highly recommend this model.  I feed one person regularly from it and my sister feeds three, sometimes four.


Air Fryer Roast Chicken
 



WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER ROAST CHICKEN

Other than the chicken, a few seasonings, some oil and time there is not much else needed! 


  • 1 (3 1/2 pound/1.587 kg) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 2 TBS canola oil
  • 1/2 TBS kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


Air Fryer Roast Chicken




My chicken was cooked in about 50 minutes and registering at the correct temperature at its thickest part. (165*F/74*C.)  It smelled gorgeous while it was cooking. I could hardly wait to get it out of there!

I did check it about 10 minutes before the intitial cook time was up just to make sure I didn't over cook it. There is nothing worse than over-cooked, dry chicken!


 





HOW TO COOK AIR FRYER ROAST CHICKEN

Nothing could be simpler.  I am so impressed with this!  NO fuss NO muss!

Combine the oil an all of the seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.

Remove the chicken from the packaging. Pat dry all over with paper towels.

Rub the chicken all over with the oil and seasonings.

Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the chicken into the basket breast side down.

Air Fryer Roast Chicken 






Cook at 360*F/182*C for 40 minutes. Flip over so that the breast is upright and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes.

Check the internal temperature by sticking a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It should register 165*F/74*C. If it isn't quite there, pop it back into the air fryer, 360*F/182*C for a further 5 to 10 minutes.

Let rest for 10 minutes, then carve and serve.




Air Fryer Roast Chicken 

 

As you can see, the end result was tender and juicy, perfectly cooked chicken with a fabulously crisp and delicious skin!  Roast chicken is a real favorite in my house and I am always looking for new ways to cook it.  I think I have found a new favorite!

Some other favorite ways of cooking it are:

BUNDT PAN ROAST CHICKEN - The chicken is inverted on the post of a Bundt pan over a bed of vegetables resulting in juicy, flavorful, crispy-on-the-outside roasted chicken (plus veggies!) every single time. 


ROAST CHICKEN WITH LEMON & HERB STUFFING -  This is a real favorite here with tender juicy chicken, beautiful pan juices and a delicious herbed stuffing!


Air Fryer Roast Chicken


You can of course spoon the juices in the bottom of the air fryer over the chicken, but if you are a gravy loving person I highly recommend my Perfect Gravy From Scratch recipe. It turns out beautifully every time if you have drippings or not!


I wonder what I will cook next in my air fryer?  Stay tuned, you never know what it could be!



Air Fryer Roast Chicken

Air Fryer Roast Chicken

Yield: 4
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 50 MinInactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 1 H & 5 M
I was surprised at how easy and how delicious this was. I highly recommend! If you want gravy I also recommend my Perfect Gravy from Scratch.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2 pound/1.587 kg) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 2 TBS canola oil
  • 1/2 TBS kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Combine the oil an all of the seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Remove the chicken from the packaging. Pat dry all over with paper towels.
  3. Rub the chicken all over with the oil and seasonings.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place the chicken into the basket breast side down.
  5. Cook at 360*F/182*C for 40 minutes. Flip over so that the breast is upright and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Check the internal temperature by sticking a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It should register 165*F/74*C. If it isn't quite there, pop it back into the air fryer, 360*F/182*C for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Let rest for 10 minutes, then carve and serve.
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Air Fryer Roast Chicken





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4 comments

  1. I've got a Ninja 9/1 and it also makes delicious roast chicken in an hour. Last week I had some duck eggs and decided to bake a cake in it. I used a 7" round tin and baked it at 140c, came out perfect.

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    1. That's great Eleanor! Sorry for the late response! Time gets away from me sometimes. Its nice to hear feedback from other models! xoxo

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  2. Hi, my Yedi looks exactly like your air fryer, just getting used to it, I'm wondering if you can stuff the bird or is that a no no
    Here in manitoba..

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    1. I would not stuff the bird to be perfectly honest. I do not feel it would be safe. I have not really roasted chicken or turkey stuffed for a while now. Only occasionally. I would not attempt it in the air fryer. xoxo

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