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Buttermilk Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken

This Buttermilk-Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken comes out unbelievably juicy and delicious. It’s so easy to make, just 3 ingredients!

Buttermilk Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken

This easy Air Fryer Fried Chicken is crispy, juicy & delicious. Marinated in buttermilk and topped with panko crumbs, you'll love this fried.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Marinate1 d
Total Time1 d 55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer buttermilk whole chicken, air fryer roasted chicken, chicken breasts, whole chicken in air fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Trimmed whole chicken
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pt. 1% buttermilk

Instructions

  • The day before you want to cook 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.
  • Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl (large enough to hold the chicke and pour in the buttermilk. Cover tight and refrigerate overnight rotating the chicken half way so both sides gets marinated.
  • Remove the chicken from the fridge an hour before you plan to cook it, then remove the chicken from the buttermilk shaking excess and discarding the buttermilk
  • When ready to cook, preheat the air fryer 350 3 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket (at least 5.8 quart) belly side down. Season the top of the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Air fry about 25 minutes, until the top of the chicken is browned, then flip over, season the other side with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook 25 minutes, until golden and crisp and brown all over and the juices run clear when you insert a knife down to the bone between the leg and the thigh.
  • When the chicken’s done, remove it to a platter and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.
  • To bake in the oven, bake 400F until golden and crisp and brown all over and the juices run clear when you insert a knife down to the bone between the leg and the thigh, about 1 hour or longer if needed.

Notes

Serving: 1/4 chicken
Nutrition Values per serving with skin:
Calories: 426 · Protein: 46g · Carbohydrate: 1g · Dietary Fiber: 0g · Total Sugars: 1g · Total Fat: 25.5g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Cholesterol: 144mg · Sodium: 153mg

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories329
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12.5g 20%
    • Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
  • Cholesterol 153mg 51%
  • Sodium 162mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 50g 100%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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