Whole Chicken cooked in Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer

Cooking a whole chicken is nothing new to most cooks, but today we have a new kitchen appliance that will cut down on time for you. It’s the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer, and although it’s called a fryer, we had better luck with it as a roaster.

The chicken came out extremely moist and tender, with a nice crispy coating on the skin. It cooked in the Big Boss for about an hour.

The Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is an energy efficient tabletop cooker that combines halogen heat, convection and infrared technology. Halogen directly heats the surface of the food for browning, roasting and flavor. Convection circulates the hot air, evenly distributing the heat for faster cooking.

Just to double check, we inserted the thermometer into the breast to be sure it was done. It turned out perfect!

The Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer also cooks french fries, nuggets and other frozen food. We found that for our size family, the batches were too small to get on the table in a timely manner. For an individual or smaller family, it would work out great.

Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is available at Walmart

Whole Chicken Cooking Tips for the Big Boss

  1. Coat chicken with about 1 tablespoon oil on each side, sprinkle with seasoning salt, pepper and salt {or spices that you like}
  2. Start cooking breast side down, flipping half way through
  3. Begin my turning the temperature gauge to 460 degrees cooking about 20-25 minutes, then after flipping, turn down to 300 degrees
  4. Chicken is done when thermometer reaches 158-160 degrees


  1. Never heard of this until now. Cool. thanks for sharing
  2. I just recently got one and have had a frozen chicken in my freezer. I had decided that this chicken was going to go bad and get thrown away until I saw that I could cook it from frozen in this unit. I thought, what can it hurt? So I did, it cooked in an hour and a half, I too, checked it with my thermometer, and it was absolutely delicious!! I am searching the web to find more things to cook in this thing other than what is in the book. I feel this is going to become my way of cooking from now on. I will probably do away with all of my other appliances (i.e., microwave, toaster oven, cool daddy, etc.). I am in love with this unit and have only had it for about a week!
    • Hey Jen, I too received the Big Boss & am looking for recipes. I used it yesterday to make boneless hot sauce chicken. We loved it. It would be nice to share recipes !
  3. I have same issue and have now read hundreds of reviews of customers complaints from lack of response.My unit worked for around 2 months and the light (heating) went out..Trying to figure out if I can purchase and replace myself or send back for repair.. I seems to me the company is overwhelmed with complaints and just want to sell of what's left. Otherwise I can't see how they expect to survive with this type of customer service which is 0.. I might follow the others advice and report to BBB just so others won't have to experience this disgusting behavior.
  4. Why don't they have a full recipe book for this? I need to know temps and cooking times for all meats, fish and Chicken!
    • Hi Dan, I did a search on Amazon and while I didn't find a recipe book for the Big Boss Fryer specifically I was able to find several that are available. Here's one you might want to check out... http://amzn.to/1U7R5VK
  5. Beverly says:
    Thank you so very much for the information . It is so Helpful, I do have a few questions........How many lbs was the chicken that you cooked? It would give me an idea of how long to Cook my chicken Did you cook the chicken parts ? ( neck, etc....) Thank you again Beverly Hamilton
  6. Any tips on flipping it over? It's awkward, hot and I didn't want to spear it and let the juices run out. Thanks.

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