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How to Make a Rotisserie Chicken in Under 1 Hour

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I love a delicious rotisserie chicken but I just don’t have the time it takes to make one the traditional method, you know the old rule 20 minutes per pound?

That is why I love my air fryer and I am going to show you How to make a Rotisserie Chicken in under 1 hour!


Air Fryer Rotisserie Chickens

How to Make a Rotisserie Chicken in Under 1 Hour


  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 2 Teaspoon of Garlic
  • 1 4 Lb. Whole Chicken


  1. Remove bag of random body parts from within the chicken. Rinse the chicken thoroughly, inside and out. Pat the chicken dry. Mix seasonings together and rub onto chicken, all over the outside.
  2. Put chicken into your air fryer and cook for 45 minutes on the rotisserie chicken setting.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 578Total Fat 15gCarbohydrates 2gProtein 97g
When I first told my husband that I was able to make a rotisserie chicken in under an hour, he was concerned that the chicken was not cooked thoroughly or that it would be a really small chicken.

When I told him that it was a 4-pound chicken cooked to perfection in under an hour, he wanted to know how that was possible.

Now, this is normally where I would tell him how it was possible and fill him in on the details that make me sound like I know what I am talking about but the truth is, I have no idea how this is possible.

Seriously, how does an air-fryer cook things faster than an oven?

I guess its kind of like how I am able to fry chicken breast in a traditional deep fryer in under 10 minutes although in my oven it would take at least 20.

or magic.

Either way, I am going to show you how I make a rotisserie chicken in under an hour!

The first step is to remove that bag of random organs from the inside of the chicken and send it straight to the firey pits of hell, where it belongs.

Then clean your chicken and shove that air fryer rotisserie rod into the center as if this wasn’t once a live animal.

Pat your chicken dry and rub the mixture of seasonings all over it.

Use twine to tie the legs up and keep them from rubbing the edges or get creative if you have no twine like myself and use the skewers that came with your air fryer to hold that bad boy in there.

If you are making a 4-pound rotisserie chicken then hit the rotisserie button and let it cook for about 45 minutes.

Have you picked up an air-fryer yet? What is your favorite recipe to cook in it?




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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Cherri Megasko

Wednesday 25th of April 2018

We love rotisserie chicken and my husband recently bought an air fryer. But I don't think ours came with a rotisserie - I'll have to check that out because this could be a dinnertime life changer! LOL


Tuesday 24th of April 2018

We love Rotisserie chicken but we always just buy one from the store. I had no idea that it is so easy to prepare. I do need to get me an air fryer though.


Tuesday 24th of April 2018

I don't eat meat anymore but when I did, this was one of our go-to meals. I would always just buy one at the store, ready made. I didn't realize it was this easy to make!

Terri Steffes

Monday 23rd of April 2018

Hahaha! My mom LOVES those organ meats. truly. But I am like you... get rid of it! That chicken looks amazing and now I have another reason to want an air fryer.


Monday 23rd of April 2018

Preparing meals faster than 1 hour is a lot of help especially for working and busy moms. Preparing something delicius for the family is another thing. If you can achieve this in less time than expected, that would really be great.

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