1 whole chicken (5 pounds)
4 teaspoons kosher salt
Black pepper, to taste
1 lemon, cut in half crosswise
1 bulb of garlic, cut in half crosswise
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or 42 grams olive oil
Place the chicken onto a cutting board. Pat the chicken very dry with paper towels.
Season every surface area of the chicken, including the inside cavity, with salt and pepper.
Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen twine.
Remove the crisper plate from the Cosori Smart Air Fryer basket.
Place the chicken breast-side down directly into the air fryer basket.
Place the lemon and garlic next to the chicken.
Drizzle the chicken with the melted butter or olive oil and rub evenly all over.
Select the Air Fry function, adjust time to 35 minutes, then press Start/Pause.
Flip chicken over breast side-up when the timer goes off.
Select the Air Fry function, adjust time to 25 minutes, then press Start/Pause.
Remove the chicken when done, transfer to a large cutting board, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Pour the juices of the chicken over the top and serve with roasted garlic and lemon on the side.