Lemon Thyme Air-Fryer Rotisserie Chicken

Enjoy a juicy, flavorful rotisserie-style chicken from your air fryer for a low-carb meal.

Lemon Thyme Air-Fryer Rotisserie Chicken
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 3.5-4 pound whole chicken

  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided


  1. If applicable, remove giblets from chicken, and reserve for another use. Place thyme and lemon halves in chicken cavity. Truss chicken legs closed with kitchen twine. Sprinkle chicken breasts and legs evenly with half each of the salt and pepper. Place chicken, breast sides up, in air fryer basket.

  2. Turn air fryer to 350°F (no need to preheat); cook 30 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over; cook 15 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over; cook until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of thighs registers 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; let rest 10 minutes.

  3. Carve chicken; discard thyme, and reserve lemon halves. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining salt and pepper; squeeze with reserved lemon halves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
6g Fat
1g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Potassium 225mg 5%

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

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