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Absolutely The BEST Air Fryer Roast Chicken With Italian Herbs

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Using the air fryer to cook roast chicken, means that even on a busy weeknight roast chicken dinner is doable! It’s just the easiest way to make roast chicken!

Our air fryer roast chicken with Italian herbs and garlic is just so tasty. You’re going to love how succulent the chicken is and just how crispy the skin gets!

It gives you all the flavour of a rotisserie chicken, just made at home by you! And it’s super simple too!

Because the air fryer whole chicken recipe is so easy to make, it means you can enjoy a roast chicken dinner any night of the week. Serve it with roast potatoes and vegetables, or go for rice and salads.

And it’s perfect alongside our Air Fryer New Potatoes With Italian Herbs or delicious Air Fryer Carrot Fries.

Roasting A Chicken In The Air Fryer Is A Good Thing, Here’s Why!

It’s super easy! – really, it couldn’t be easier. Just put the whole chicken into the air fryer drawer, turn over half way through cooking, no basting required. And that is it! Simple!

Air frying is more energy efficient – the air fryer is a much smaller space than a traditional kitchen oven, so it takes less energy to heat and less time to cook too.

Versatile – roast chicken is always a big fave with families, you can use it to make a traditional roast dinner, or shred the chicken to use in salads, wraps and sandwiches.

Air Fryer roast chicken with italian herbs, served in a bowl next to some vine tomatoes

Equipment Needed

  • Food thermometer – I totally recommend getting yourself a food thermometer, especially for air frying, it really gives me peace of mind when cooking. I like to know that food is cooked to the right temperature.
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Tongs  just makes it easier to lift the cheese and onion toastie from the air fryer basket. I’d definitely recommend you get yourself a set of silicone tongs if you do lots of air frying. They just make it so much easier to remove or flip food. Plus they don’t scratch the air fryer non-stick coating.

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Ingredients For Making Air Fryer Roast Chicken With Italian Herbs

Everything you need to make the most delicious air fryer roast chicken

ingredients for air fryer roast chicken - whole chicken, pot of olive oil, saucer with italian herbs, two sprigs of rosemary, two cloves of garlic and the air fryer basket in the background
  • Small whole chicken – giblets removed
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning – or use a shop bought one with thyme, oregano, dried lemon and onion powder
  • Sea Salt 
  • Rosemary sprigs 
  • Cloves garlic 

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Air Fryer

You are going to LOVE just how simple our air fryer chicken recipe is!

Step One – season the whole chicken

  • Place the whole chicken into the air fryer basket.
  • Push the rosemary and garlic cloves inside the cavity of the chicken.
  • Then drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning. Season with sea salt and black pepper. If your Italian seasoning blend doesn’t have garlic in, you might want to sprinkle over a pinch of garlic powder too, for extra flavor.
chicken in the air fryer basket - chicken covered with italian herbs and olive oil

Step Two – cook the whole chicken in the air fryer

  • Put the chicken into the air fryer.
  • Select the ‘roast’ setting and temperature 190C
  • Set the cooking time for 1 hour.
  • After 30 minutes of cooking, turn the chicken over using two forks or silicone tongs 
  • Then return to the air fryer to continue cooking for another 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through properly with no pink juices or meat remaining.
air fryer roast chicken in the air fryer basket

Cooks Note! It is best to use a food thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken at the thickest parts is a minimum of 75C. Be sure to check both the thigh, wings and the chicken breast side. If it’s not hot enough – continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through properly, the juices running clear and with no pink meat remaining.

Step Three – serve the air fryer roast chicken

  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer, sprinkle with fresh basil or parsley if any to hand and serve with your favourite side dishes. (just looks at that lush crispy skin!)
Air Fryer roast chicken with italian herbs, served in a bowl next to some vine tomatoes

What To Serve With Air Fried Roasted Chicken

If you’re making a roast dinner, then serve with our air fryer roast potatoes, green beans, air fryer Yorkshire puddings some air fryer honey roast carrots and parsnips and your favourite green vegetables.

If you’re going for a lighter meal of chicken salad and potato sides, try any of the dishes below they’re tried, tested and totally delicious!

More Seasonings To Try On Roast Chicken

You can flavour the roast chicken anyway you like, try any of the following flavour ideas!

  • Buffalo Seasoning – and serve with homemade spicy coleslaw and some fries withe blue cheese drizzle.
  • Chinese Style Seasoning – then serve with a quick homemade egg fried rice and a side of cooked from frozen peas and corn. 

Love Your Leftovers

What to do with leftover chicken? – you can store leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 24 hours of cooking.

It’s delicious used in sandwiches, salads or wraps.

What to do with a chicken carcass? – you can boil the chicken carcass to use for soups and stock.

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Air Fryer roast chicken with italian herbs, served in a bowl next to some vine tomatoes

Air Fryer Roast Chicken With Italian Herbs

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Use the air fryer to roast a chicken with Italian herbs and garlic

Ingredients

  • Small Whole Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 2 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 Cloves Garlic

Instructions

  1. Place the whole chicken into the air fryer basket.
  2. Push the rosemary and garlic cloves inside the chicken.
  3. Then drizzle the olive oil over the chicken and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning. Season with sea salt. chicken in the air fryer basket - chicken covered with italian herbs and olive oil
  4. Put the air fryer basket with the chicken in, into the air fryer.
  5. Select the ‘roast’ setting and temperature 190C.
  6. Cook the chicken for one hour.
  7. After 30 minutes of cooking, turn the chicken over using two forks or silicone tongs. This stops the top burning.
  8. Then return to the air fryer to continue cooking for another 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through properly with no pink juices or meat remaining.air fryer roast chicken in the air fryer basket
  9. Remove the chicken from the air fryer and serve with your favourite side dishes.

Notes

Cooks Note! It is best to use a food thermometer to check that the internal cooked temperature of the chicken at the thickest parts is a minimum of 75C. If it’s not – continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through properly, the juices running clear and with no pink meat remaining.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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