Ever wondered if you can cook spatchcocked chicken in an air fryer, yes, you can and it is very easy to do as well. Air fryer spatchcock chicken is delicious, tender, and moist and it is a great way of cooking a whole chicken without all the hassle.
Air fryer spatchcock chicken is delicious, tender, and moist and it is a great way of cooking a whole chicken without all the hassle.
3 lb Whole chicken
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
½ Tablespoon garlic granules sub with garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoon chicken stock powder
2 Tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat the air fryer to 180C/350F.
In a small bowl, mix together the dried herbs, garlic granules, onion powder, cayenne pepper, chicken stock powder, salt, and black pepper.
Place the spatchcocked chicken on a flat plate breast side and brush olive oil all over it. Sprinkle and rub the spice mix all over the chicken, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
Place the chicken in the air fryer basket breast side down. Brush oil on the back of the chicken, sprinkle, and rub in the seasoning mix. Cook the spatchcocked chicken in the air fryer for 20 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken registers 165F/74C.
Remove the chicken from the air fryer basket and let it rest for 10 minutes for the juice to redistribute before carving. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
How to spatchcock a chicken
Pat the chicken dry and place the chicken breast-side down on a chopping board over a sturdy work surface. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shear (scissors) carefully cut along each side backbone until completely detached from the bird.
Once the backbone has been removed, flip the chicken so that the breast side is facing you. Use the back of your palm to press in between the chicken breast to break the bone and cartilage. This will help flatten out the chicken. Remove any visible fat from the chicken, season, and air fry.
How to store
Leftover cooked chicken can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze cooked chicken for up to 3 months, make sure to properly wrap and label it before freezing