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Air Fryer Whole Chicken

A quick, keto-friendly, Whole30, and paleo recipe for whole chicken that was prepared in an hour using an air fryer.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 20 minutes
    •    Cook time: 1 hour
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •   4 lb whole chicken thawed
1 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
1/2 tbsp onion powder
    •   1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp Herbes de Provence or Italian Seasoning


  1. Mix all of the seasonings in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the seasonings on the outside and inside of the meat. Allow the meat to become infused with flavor by marinating it overnight.
  3. Take the chicken out of the refrigerator ~20 minutes before you want to cook it. Meat tends to cook more evenly when it's not straight from the refrigerator.
  4. Add parchment paper or foil to the air fryer pan.
  5. Cook the meat on 400 degrees (or the chicken setting on your air fryer) for 30 minutes.
  6. Flip the chicken and cook it for an additional 25-30 minutes. I prefer my chicken skin to be dark and crispy so I tend to leave mine in for 30 minutes.
  7. Allow the chicken to rest (I pull the cooking pan out of the air fryer and sit it on a trivet on the counter or on top of the stove) for ~10 minutes before cutting into it.

This great family recipe is thanks to Yummly Recipes at


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