If you have an Air Fryer but have not attempted to make an Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken yet, then I encourage you to do it as soon as possible! The chicken cooks perfectly in just 45 minutes and has a crispy skin and moist, juicy tender chicken inside. 

While the air fryer rotisserie chicken is an excellent main dish on it’s own, it is also great for leftovers. I love to make Buffalo Chicken Pizza or Chicken Salad Sandwiches with any leftovers.

Overhead view of a whole air fryer rotisserie chicken fully cooked with browned and charred skin on the chicken.

Why Make An Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

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If there is one appliance you should own, it is the Air Fryer. I started out small, and recently progressed to a much larger air fryer that allows me to do so much more. Once I had my new air fryer, I decided to give the Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken method a try. It was the best rotisserie chicken I had ever had!

This Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken turned out so tender and juicy that we were able to give my 7 month old grandson, who is doing baby led weaning, the chicken leg all on his own. He was able to eat that rotisserie chicken with no problem! 

If your one who would buy a rotisserie chicken in the deli section of the grocery store, I want you to know that those chickens cannot compare to making your own right at home in the air fryer. I hope you will give it a try.

A whole chicken in the red and white packaging showing the sticker with the weight of the chicken at 3.94 lbs along with the price.

What You Need To Make An Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

A whole chicken not more than 4 pounds. Anything larger than that would have been too big for my air fryer.

A blend of your favorite seasonings. Anything goes here. I shared with you my favorite rub that I used on my rotisserie chicken.

An air fryer with the capability of doing a rotisserie chicken. This air fryer is a well rated and affordable one.

Cooking twine is needed to secure the legs and wings to the body of the chicken. This is so the chicken will be compact when roasting on the rotisserie in the air fryer.

A white bowl with dried thyme, oregano, garlic, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne spices in a cohesive circle.

Air Fryer Tips for Rotisserie Chicken

  • When cooking a whole chicken, be sure to remove any of the innards from the cavity of the chicken (usually the neck, liver, etc.)
  • Always pat the chicken dry before applying the rub.
  • Use cooking twine to secure the legs and wings to the chicken (see video). Don’t be too concerned if your not doing it “right”. I ended up wrapping the entire twine around the body to secure the wings together. One day I’ll get it right!
  • Follow the instructions that came with your own air fryer for cooking. Different air fryers will require different times. My 4 pound chicken took exactly 45 minutes. 
  • The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees. If it has not reached that temperature at the end of 45 minutes, add 5 minutes at a time until it does.
A knife slicing into the cooked breast portion of the air fryer rotisserie chicken

Recipes To Make With Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers

Easy Barbecue Chicken Pizza (keto recipe)

Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Green Chicken Enchiladas (Low Carb)

Grilled Chicken Artichoke Mushroom Pizza

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

*If you made this recipe, please give it a star rating*

Overhead view of a whole air fryer rotisserie chicken fully cooked with browned and charred skin on the chicken.

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

A delicious, moist, chicken recipe made in the air fryer in just 45 minutes!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken, Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 277kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, garlic, onion, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper
    all of the different seasonings in a white bowl.
  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Tie the chicken legs together with a piece of cooking twine. Tie the wings against the breasts with a piece of cooking twine.
    cutting the string from tied chicken legs.
  •  Coat the chicken with the spices and rub into the chicken.
  • Insert the Air Fryer spit through the legs where they are tied together and through the cavity, centering the bird on the spit. Insert the forks securely into the chicken and tighten the screws.
    Inserting the rotisserie spit into the chicken.
  • Select the rotisserie setting on the air fryer. Press the wheel to select. Turn the wheel to adjust the time to 45 minutes. Press the wheel to start. Cook for 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
    Chicken the rotisserie ready to cook
  • Use the retrieval tool to remove the chicken from the air fryer. Allow the chicken to cool for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the rotisserie spit from the chicken. Slice and serve.
    Removing the rotisserie spit from the chicken.

Video

Notes

Air Fryer Tips for Rotisserie Chicken

  • When cooking a whole chicken, be sure to remove any of the innards from the cavity of the chicken (usually the neck, liver, etc.)
  • Always pat the chicken dry before applying the rub.
  • Use cooking twine to secure the legs and wings to the chicken (see video). Don’t be too concerned if your not doing it “right”. I ended up wrapping the entire twine around the body to secure the wings together. One day I’ll get it right!
  • Follow the instructions that came with your own air fryer for cooking. Different air fryers will require different times. My 4 pound chicken took exactly 45 minutes. 
  • The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees. If it has not reached that temperature at the end of 45 minutes, add 5 minutes at a time until it does.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

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