air fryer whole chicken

This juicy and flavorful air fryer whole chicken with Mexican-inspired seasonings and crispy skin is the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family.

Let’s get started!

- whole chicken - olive oil - kosher salt - chili powder - garlic powder - onion powder - smoked paprika - dried oregano - dried thyme - ground cumin

Ingredients Needed

A smaller bird, around 3 to 4 pounds, typically works best in an air fryer. 

*Quick Tip!*

Prepare the seasoning blend by mixing them all in a small bowl. 


Prep the chicken by patting it with a paper towel. Pour olive oil on top of the chicken and rub in the seasoning blend. 


Place the chicken in the air fryer at 350℉ for 30 minutes. Flip the chicken over and and continue to air fry for an additional 30 minutes.


Allow to rest, then carve the chicken and serve as tacos, burritos, nachos, or by itself!