Make Rotisserie Chicken at Home in the Air Fryer
Are you craving rotisserie chicken but don't want to go out to eat it or pick it up? Make it at home in your air fryer. No, you can't fit an entire chicken in the air fryer, but you can cook the chicken in pieces. I prefer to use split chicken breasts, which cook in minutes and turn out browned on the exterior and juicy inside. Frankly, the air fryer version is better than what I can get for take out. I can control the amount of fat and salt, and I know the chicken is freshly cooked. You don't need a lot of ingredients for the recipe, but the meat will taste better if you season it and stick it back in the refrigerator for at least an hour. How long does the chicken take to cook? It depends on the size of the pieces you're cooking, but a large split chicken breast generally takes 10-15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check it. The meat should register 165 for breasts and 175 for thighs/dark meat.
Air Fryer Rotisserie Chicken Breasts -- Serves 2
2 large split chicken breasts
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of rotisserie chicken seasoning (I use McCormick's, but use what you
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
Trim the breasts of excess fat but leave the skin attached. Place the breasts, the oil, and 1 teaspoon of the rotisserie seasoning and the onion powder in a plastic bag, seal the bag, and shake/massage the bag to coat the chicken with the spices. Put the chicken in the refrigerator so the spices have time to season the meat--at least an hour. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator about half an hour before you plan to cook it. You want it to warm up a little. Place the chicken breasts in the air fryer, not touching, if possible. Set the temperature to 400 degrees and cook the chicken for 10 minutes. Sprinkle on a little more of the rotisserie chicken seasoning. Turn down the heat to 360 degrees and give the chicken another two to five minutes cooking time or until a meat thermometer registers 165 when inserted in a meaty part of the chicken breast. Let the chicken cool a few minutes before serving.