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Paleo Whole30 Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed ghee
  • 2 tablespoons garlic oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Place the chicken on metal tray lined with parchment paper. (If yours is different then place the chicken on a plate to prep it.)
  • Combine the ghee, garlic oil, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Preheat the air fryer to 350° while you rub the chicken down. It doesn't need long. 
  • Rub the ghee mixture all over the chicken. Gently separate the skin from the breast and place some of the mixture in there as well. This really makes the breast meat flavorful and juicy. Place the tray with the chicken on it on the lowest track, close and cook for 45 minutes or until internal temperature is 165°. 
  • Remove the whole tray from the air fryer and place it on a cooling rack. Let it rest 10 minutes before cutting. 
  • Any leftovers can be reheated in the air fryer as well to keep the skin crispy. Just cook at 350° until warm- about 3-5 minutes. 

Notes

*I'm writing instructions bases on my air fryer. Yours may be a little different, but the temperature and time should be the same. 
**To make dairy free, use butter flavored coconut oil, plain coconut oil, or avocado oil
If you don't need the recipe to be low FODMAP, then use all ghee and garlic powder.