air fryer roast chicken

Welcome to a fantastic recipe for Air Fryer Roast Chicken. This method delivers a beautifully crispy skin and juicy meat, all in a fraction of the time it would take in a conventional oven. Perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion, this roast chicken will impress everyone at the table. Follow this detailed guide to create a mouthwatering roast chicken with minimal effort.


Before we start, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients for the roast chicken.

For the Roast Chicken:

  • 1 whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (optional)
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs (optional)


Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

  1. Clean and Dry the Chicken: Remove the giblets from the chicken cavity and pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Drying the chicken ensures the skin will become crispy.
  2. Season the Chicken: Rub the chicken all over with olive oil or melted butter. In a small bowl, mix the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, and dried rosemary. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly over the chicken, rubbing it into the skin.
  3. Stuff the Cavity: Place the lemon halves, smashed garlic cloves, and fresh herb sprigs (if using) inside the cavity of the chicken. This adds flavor and aroma to the meat.

Step 2: Air Frying the Chicken

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