Do you have an air fryer with rotisserie function? Then you are probably hesitant during cooking your first rotisserie chicken. It is nothing rocket science. But if it something new to you, then you may not be quite sure how to cook it. In this article, I am going to give you the easiest air fryer rotisserie chicken recipe. After the read, you will be able to cook air-fried rotisserie chicken by yourself. Before you proceed further, make sure that you have a good quality multi-functional air fryer with a rotisserie option. Also, the air fryer should have a sufficiently large cooking chamber to accommodate a whole chicken.
- Chicken – 1 whole ( 3 lbs)
- Thyme – 1 tablespoon
- Oregano powder – 2 teaspoons
- Garlic powder – 2 teaspoons
- Paprika (smoked) – 1 teaspoon
- Black pepper – as per needs
- Kosher salt – as per needs
- Olive oil/ coconut oil – as per needs
Making the stuffing – what are the ingredients to prepare the stuffing? You can use some dried bread with the seasoning ingredients that I have mentioned.
Seasoning – after you finish with preparing the stuffing, put the chicken on a mixing bowl. Now you need to stuff the chicken for seasoning. The mixing bowl will help you control the slippery chicken and keep the countertop neat. Bore stuffing, make sure the chicken is free from giblet. You should also dry up the chicken before seasoning. After stuffing, you should rub the seasoning ingredients all over the chicken.
Type of oil – what kind of oil is best for rotisserie chicken? Well, you need to cook the chicken at a high temperature for a long time. Therefore, I recommend you to use oil that can withstand high temperature. I would prefer coconut oil or olive oil. But you can also use butter or cheese as per your taste.
Seasoned or not seasoned chicken? – you may not like a seasoned rotisserie chicken. Some people on the contrary like heavily seasoned chicken. Therefore, you can customize your seasoning recipes and discover the perfect rotisserie chicken for you.
Whole chicken or pieces? – if you have an air fryer with a large capacity, then you can cook the whole chicken in it. But do not worry if you have a small and compact air fryer. You can cut the chicken into pieces. If you want to cook the whole chicken, then you can break some bones and push the chicken inside the basket.
Setting the parameter – if you are cooking with the air fryer with rotisserie function, then your air fryer probably has a rotisserie preset function. Therefore, you do not need to set the temperature and time manually. When you are setting it by yourself then set the temperature about 395°F.
Cooking time – it may take 60 to 90 minutes to cook a whole chicken. First cook it for 10 minutes and then flip the chicken if your air fryer does not have a rotisserie function. You have to flip it every 10 minutes until the cooking is done. If you have a rotisserie function that has rotation, then you do not have to flip it. You can go for 1 hour straight. If the rotisserie function does not have automatic rotation, then you can rotate the chicken manually every 15 minutes.
Before serving – do not immediately slice the cooked chicken into pieces. Give the chicken a rest time at least 15 minutes. By this time, the chicken will gain some moisture and make it juicy. Otherwise, you may not like dried up chicken.
Reheating – you may need to reheat an old and soggy rotisserie chicken because you may not be able to consume the whole chicken at once. If you have the reheating preset option, then select it. Otherwise, reheat the food at a lower temperature for 10 minutes.
Can you cook the rotisserie chicken by yourself now? You do not have to be 100% at your first attempt. You cannot learn swimming by reading a book. Therefore, try it a few times. You will be able to cook a delicious rotisserie chicken soon. Do not give it up. Cooking is an art. You have to go through trial and error to become a good cook. Another point that you have to keep in mind, you do not have to own a multi-functional air fryer to cook this recipe. A small and compact air fryer will also be just OK.