Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Air fryer rotisserie chicken is a favorite with its crispy skin on the outside and juicy meat on the inside. It allows you to put tacos, wraps or chicken soup on the table easier and faster.

There’s something so good about a good rotisserie chicken. They’re tender, juicy, and a little crispy, lending itself to make the perfect Chicken Tacos or Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken.

It’s kinda like a warm hug on a cold day – it just brings comfort to your soul (well, if it’s seasoned right).

Have you ever wondered if there is a way to bring that same experience to your home kitchen easily?

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Well, check it out – if you have an air fryer, you can easily make a rotisserie chicken in your own kitchen.

Either type of air fryer will work, whether it’s a large basket type or one with a rotisserie spit.

Ok, so first things first. Let’s talk about the key ingredients. For this air fryer rotisserie chicken, you’ll need dried spices, garlic, olive oil and butter. 

Now, let’s get started –

Step 1: Seasoning the Chicken

In a small bowl, mix together your salt, dried seasonings, oil and melted butter. Rub this mixture all over the chicken, making sure to get it in all the nooks and crannies, because a seasoned skin is a crispy skin.

Step 2: Trussing the Chicken

Using kitchen twine, tie the chicken legs together. This will pull the bottom end of the chicken up and keep the chicken from rubbing against the sides of the air fryer.

Step 3: Cooking the Chicken

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Set the air fryer to 375°F and cook for 40 minutes. Then, flip the chicken over and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

Step 6: Check the Temperature

Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken thigh, making sure not to touch the bone. The internal temperature should be 165°F.

If it’s not there yet, give it a few more minutes in the air fryer.

Step 7: Resting the Chicken

Once the chicken is fully cooked, take it out of the air fryer and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

This will allow the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy and tender chicken. Then shred, shred, shred.

And there you have it, a delicious and juicy rotisserie chicken made right in your air fryer.

Please forgive the “raw” photos.

Serve it with asparagus and mashed potatoes for a hearty, but easy dinner.

If you aren’t already familiar, the air fryer is a game-changer in the kitchen, and this rotisserie chicken recipe is proof.

It’s easy, quick, and most importantly, unbelievably good. Give it a try, and let me know what you think. I guarantee it will become a staple on your dinner rotation.

Here’s your printable – 

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Yield: 1 chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • A whole chicken, around 3-4 pounds
  • 1 tbsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Salted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°.
  2. Combine all rub ingredients, including oil, and brush rub mixture on chicken until coated.
  3. Truss the chicken with kitchen twine - Keeping the legs tied will elevate the bird and keep it from hitting the oven walls as it rotates.
  4. Add rotisserie attachment to air fryer and slide chicken onto the spit, then press the "rotate" button.
  5. Cook the chicken for one hour, or until thermometer reads 165°.
  6. Remove from air fryer and let rest for 15. minutes before cutting.

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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