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Whole roasted chicken on a platter, sitting on the open door of an air fryer oven.

Fresh Herb-Garlic Roasted Chicken

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  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


This delicious Fresh Herb-Garlic Roasted Chicken is made in under an hour! It is crispy on the outside and super juicy and tender on the inside.


Units Scale
  • 1 Whole Young Chicken (4.254.5 lbs.)
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garden Herb Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Navel Orange, quartered (use just 1/4)
  • 1 Lemon, quartered (use just 1/4)
  • To garnish platter: Orange and lemon segments, rosemary and thyme sprigs, fresh cranberries


  1. Herb salt mixture: To a small bowl, add the oil, garden herb salt and black pepper and stir until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Prep the chicken: Remove the chicken from the package, place on a cutting board and pat it dry with paper towels. Using your hands gently separate skin from the meat on the breast, leg and thighs, being careful not to pop a hole through the skin.
  3. Rub: Take the herb mixture and rub underneath the skin and all over the outside of the skin as well.
  4. Air Fryer Oven. Follow the steps in Rotisserie cooking: Rotisserie accessories to properly add the chicken to the spit.
  5. Truss: Once the chicken is on the spit, place the lemon and orange segments inside the chicken cavity. Using cooking twine, truss the legs together.
  6. Roast: According to oven directions, add the rotisserie accessory to the cooking chamber. Turn on the air fryer oven, and set it to roast. (It will automatically cook for 40 minutes). Be sure to check the internal temperature after the timer goes off.
  7. Check: Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh (the bottom of the chicken.) The chicken will be done when the thigh is 165° F.
  8. Rest: According to oven directions, carefully remove the roasted chicken from the air fryer oven. Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes before slicing.


  • Chicken: To fit this oven, make sure the chicken is 4.25-4.5 lbs.or less.
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American
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