You have all probably heard me say before, we love love our Air Fryer! Chicken of all kinds is truly divine.
We have discovered with Air Fryer chicken - various parts of the chicken or a whole roast chicken, each method is a bit different. For example, while whole chicken legs are cooked at a temperature of 380, for a whole roast chicken we set it at 370 degrees. Again we used a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil worked over the chicken and then used a dry rub. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes, cooking a 3 1/2 lb. chicken for 45- 50 minutes turning around the chicken half way through the cooking time. You will want an internal temperature of 165 by the time the chicken has rested 10 minutes. Most times we leave the chicken in the Air Fryer slightly cracked open to rest.
Roasted whole chicken in the Air Fryer is nicely browned with crispy skin, and the meat is juicy tender, falling off the bone.
Next up is skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Here you will again use a small amount of oil on each chicken breast and your choice of dry rub. It will depend on the size of your chicken breasts to determine the full cooking time, again reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees. We have had both small and large chicken breasts and the cooking time does vary.
These chicken breasts were not large, so preheat the Air Fryer at 375 degrees for five minutes. (ours took 11 min. with 5 minute rest in the Air Fryer cracked open) Place the chicken breasts into the basket and cook 10-16 minutes turning over half way through cooking time. Again lovely tender juicy chicken served along any side dishes.