Buttermilk-Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe

Buttermilk-Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe

How To Make Buttermilk-Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken

This three-ingredient roasted chicken is cooked completely in an air-fryer. The buttermilk marinade ensures that the meat comes out juicy every time.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Marinate Time: 23 hours
Total: 23 hours 55 minutes



  • 3lbswhole chicken,trimmed
  • kosher salt
  • 1pint1% buttermilk


  1. The day before cooking the chicken, season the chicken generously with 2 teaspoons kosher salt and let it sit for 30 minutes. Tightly tie together the legs of the chicken with a piece of butcher’s twine.

  2. Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl (large enough to hold the chicken and pour in the buttermilk). Cover tight and refrigerate overnight, rotating the chicken halfway so both sides get marinated.

  3. Remove the chicken from the fridge 1 hour before cooking, then remove the chicken from the buttermilk, shaking the excess and discarding the buttermilk.

  4. When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket (at least 5.8 quarts) belly side down. Season the top of the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt.

  5. Air fry for about 25 minutes, until the top of the chicken is browned, then flip over, season the other side with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and cook 25 minutes, until golden and crisp and brown all over and the juices run clear when a knife is inserted down to the bone between the leg and the thigh.

  6. When the chicken’s done, remove it to a platter and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.


  • Calories: 780.42kcal
  • Fat: 52.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.87g
  • Sugar: 5.87g
  • Protein: 67.33g
  • Cholesterol: 260.05mg
  • Sodium: 1075.99mg
  • Calcium: 179.90mg
  • Potassium: 828.07mg
  • Iron: 3.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 156.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.67mg
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