What if I told you that you could have a succulent, juicy, rotisserie chicken in less than an hour with almost no effort?! You don’t have to preheat an oven or grill, you don’t have to watch for flare-ups or worry about burnt spots. Air fryer rotisserie chicken is the best we’ve ever tasted, with the least amount of effort, here’s how to do it!
Prepare the Chicken
First and foremost, remove the giblet bag and neck from the cavity of the bird. Lightly rinse the chicken to remove any excess bits of skin or bone that may be clinging to it.
Next, we’ll truss the chicken. Trussing a chicken means that you’re securing the legs and wings to the bird tightly.
If you don’t truss the chicken first and you try to place it in the air fryer, it will look like the photo below. See how the legs and wings are dangling in the photo? As the meat cooks, you risk the legs hitting the inside of the air fryer, or even being torn off.
I didn’t happen to have any kitchen twine, so I opted to truss the chicken naturally, using the excessive loose skin.
How to Truss a Chicken Without String
Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken
Once the chicken has been properly trussed, with either skin or twice method, slide the rotisserie rod through the chicken and secure the rotisserie skewers in place.
Double-check to ensure the screws are properly tightened, otherwise, they may work their way out of the chicken as it cooks. Season the chicken thoroughly with your favorite seasoning mix.
Using the rotisserie tool, insert the chicken into your WinnPrime air fryer oven.
On the touchscreen panel, press the rotisserie button, increase the time to 45 minutes (it’s automatically preset for 35 minutes at 400°F), then press start. When the timer goes off, use a thermometer to confirm the inner temperature.
Carefully remove the chicken from the air fryer using the rotisserie removal tool.
Let the bird rest 10 minutes before cutting. While the chicken is resting, use the air fryer to cook a side dish as well.
To be honest, I didn’t really expect the natural truss method to work so well! As you can see, the chicken cooked perfectly!
Even the wings remained nice and secured. This sure beats having to cut off string or twine, which often ends with the skin and seasoning being torn off in the process!
Before carving the bird, be sure to remove the rotisserie rod. Simply loosen the screw on one side, remove the skewer, then slide the rod out.
Here’s a close-up of the breast.
Without hesitation, this was the easiest rotisserie chicken that I’ve ever made. It took less than an hour from start to finish and was hands-off after the first 10 minutes.
On a tight budget? No problem, here’s how to stretch one chicken into five meals.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not to get an air fryer, check out our WinnPrime air fryer review.