Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

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Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer. Enjoy the BEST EVER Sunday roast chicken dinner.

One that you would proud to share with your family and one that is cheap to make and so delicious.

This roast chicken dinner in the air fryer comes with homemade sage and onion stuffing, succulent roasted chicken, roast potatoes and 2 vegetables. All cooked in the air fryer in under an hour.

I have lived in Portugal for nearly a decade. It will be our decade anniversary on the 20th of July 2018.

When we first moved here it was me, Dominic and Kyle. He was 6 years old at the time and we brought him to Portugal for a better standard of life.

He has attended Portuguese school, is fluent in Portuguese, has Portuguese mates, eats Portuguese food and is as Portuguese as you can get.

For us we love the Portuguese culture, the Portuguese food and the Portuguese weather, beaches and waterparks are an added bonus.

Because it has been such a long time since we lived in the UK we consider ourselves more Portuguese than we do British.

We celebrate Portuguese traditions and celebrate the Portuguese mothers and father’s day rather than the British. We don’t even watch British TV.

But we still have a soft spot from time to time for the British food and it doesn’t get any more British than the Sunday roast chicken dinner.

But we are modernising it and cooking it in the air fryer.

YES, REALLY in the air fryer.

But not just that EVERYTHING is cooked in the air fryer. It saves you on pots and pans and means that you can get cleared up much quicker.

We also don’t have it where you cook your chicken, then potatoes and then vegetables. Everything cooks at the same time as the roast chicken.

  • The Roast Chicken
  • The Sage & Onion Stuffing
  • The Roast Potatoes
  • The Roast Veggies

I have experimented with doing this for a while, because we all want something that is so easy, that we leave the sofa to prep, go back to the sofa and then let the air fryer do all the hard work for you.

EXACTLY 50 minutes to make Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

#1 You make the stuffing and stuff your roast chicken

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

#2 You prepare the vegetables for your roast chicken dinner

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

#3 You cook the roast chicken dinner breast side down

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

#4 You flip the chicken over and cook your roast chicken dinner breast side up

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

Though I should mention that we used our Philips Airfryer XL to complete the meal in with the only extra accessory being a pair of cooking tongs to be able to turn the chicken over.

We love the XL and we got it because it is PERFECT for cooking BIGGER meals rather than just French Fries. You can click here to get the exact same air fryer that we have.

Don’t think that cooking a roast chicken dinner should be hard work because it shouldn’t. Thanks to a really good air fryer, along with some quick prep its like the dream Sunday dinner.

Forget how many hours our grandmas spent cooking in the kitchen, as with such great modern technology we really don’t need to slave away!

Or you could be naughty and invite your grandma around for a roast chicken dinner and she will think you worked for hours on it!

Roast Chicken Dinner in the air fryer

Sunday Roast Chicken Dinner in the air fryer. So simple and comes with roast potatoes, roast vegetables and stuffing. The perfect Sunday dinner for families.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 5
Calories: 888kcal


The Stuffing:


  • Start by making your stuffing. Clean and dice your leek. Peel and dice the onion. Mix together in a bowl with the sausage meat, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, butter and mix well. Once it is well mixed add to it the breadcrumbs. Make it into a giant ball. Stuff the sage and onion stuffing into the cavity of the whole chicken.
  • Massage a tablespoon of olive oil into the breast sides of the chicken until all visible chicken skin is lightly oiled. Season all the oily areas with salt, pepper and parsley.
  • Turn the chicken breast over and place into the air fryer breast side down.
  • Now do the same with the bottom side of the chicken making sure it also gets the same amount of olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley.
  • Peel and dice the carrots into large chunks, then quarter the courgettes into medium sticks. Place the vegetables into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and drizzle a little olive oil. Mix with your hands so that it’s all well coated. Place the carrots and courgettes down the side of the chicken in any available room.
  • Cook the chicken (breast side down) for 25 minutes at 180c/360f. While the chicken is cooking, peel and dice your potatoes ready for roast potatoes. Place them in the same bowl that you seasoned the courgette and carrot in and add a little salt and pepper to them and give them a mix.
  • After 25 minutes using your kitchen tongs, remove the chicken from the air fryer and put it to one side while you remove all the carrots and courgettes. Place the carrots and courgettes into a separate bowl and put to one side.
  • Place the chicken back into the air fryer (this time breast side up) and place the roast potatoes in any available spaces around the edge of it.
  • Cook for a further 25 minutes at the same temperature.
  • 10. Check to make sure it is cooked and serve with the roasted vegetables and the stuffing.


Always slice into your chicken to make sure it is cooked or not. If it is not quite cooked, then cook it for a further 20 minutes (without the potatoes and veg) at 160c/320f. I only ever need to do this if the chicken is really big or if the chicken hasn’t fully thawed out.
I season the roast potatoes in the same bowl that the courgettes and carrots were in. This is because the leftover olive oil is still there, and it saves you on washing up and olive oil! I purposely make more stuffing than I actually need. I use about 25% of it and then freeze the rest into little zip bags of 3, then I have enough for future Sunday dinners.
Or you can cook it after and have extra stuffing for everyone! You can use any vegetables you wish. We went with carrots and courgette because they cook perfectly in the air fryer and because we like them so much.
We have found the best place to source whole chicken to make Roast Chicken Dinner in the air fryer is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.


Calories: 888kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.6g | Protein: 73.9g | Fat: 47.9g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 1613mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 6.7g | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 5mg
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Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

Today is the last of our $5 family meal ideas for a while. That is because summer is coming, and summer officially starts the day after tomorrow and out are the wintery comfort food meals with your family and in come our summer foodie heaven.

It has been so much fun dedicating every fortnight over the last 4 months on a Sunday to $5 meals and to show that we can all live for less. But still enjoy delicious cheap family meals.

We dedicated the month of April to the roast chicken dinner, because to use that is the food of Sundays and perfect for if you want something simple.

You can access the rest of our Sunday dinner $5 meals below:

Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer
Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer

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3 thoughts on “Roast Chicken Dinner In The Air Fryer”

  1. I have just subscribed to your site, I have found that you don’t stipulate what size air fryer you are using, as a single person your chicken dinner recipe is too big for my air fryer
    I would like (if you can) to see recipes for the smaller 2.2 Litre Fryer

    • Hi Graham,

      We use the Philips XL air fryer, but until we start using a smaller air fryer you can press the slider on the serving area of the recipe card and it will decrease the amounts needed for how many portions you want to make 🙂


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