• 2.25kg whole chicken
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp garlic granules


  • STEP 1

    Prepare the chicken by removing the string and anything in the cavity. Combine the oil, paprika, dried herbs and garlic granules with ½ tsp salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl. Put the chicken in a large bowl, then rub the chicken all over with the spiced veg oil.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the air-fryer, if necessary, to 180C then carefully put the chicken into the air-fryer, breast-side down. Cook for 30 mins, turn the chicken over and cook for a further 10 mins. Turn the heat up to 200C and cook for a final 10-15 mins to crisp the skin, until a temperature probe reaches 70C when inserted at the thickest part of the chicken or the juices run clear when pierced.

Recipe tip

It’s important to check that your air-fryer will fit a whole chicken as air-fryer sizes vary. If you have a smaller air-fryer you will need to purchase a smaller chicken. Ours was tested in a large air-fryer.

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