If you’re like me, you love fried chicken. But sometimes, life gets in the way, and you don’t have time to make it from scratch. That’s where reheating comes in.
But how long do you reheat fried chicken in the microwave? The answer, my friends, is not as simple as you might think.
- How long to reheat fried chicken in the microwave
Fried chicken is best reheated in the oven, but if you’re short on time, you can reheat it in the microwave. Just be sure to do so carefully, as reheating fried chicken in the microwave can cause it to become drying and tough.
To reheat fried chicken in the microwave:
Start by placing the chicken on a microwave-safe plate.
Cover the chicken with a damp paper towel to help keep it moist.
Heat the chicken for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.
- How to reheat fried chicken in the microwave
You don’t want to overcook your chicken, so start by reheating it for shorter periods and then increasing the duration until your chicken is heated through.
Another tip is to place your chicken on a microwavable safe plate or platter lined with a damp paper towel. The towel will help keep your chicken moist as it reheats.
As a general guideline, plan on reheating fried chicken for 30 seconds to one minute per piece. If you’re reheating a large amount of chicken or your microwave doesn’t have a rotating plate, stop and stir the pieces halfway through cooking.
- How to keep fried chicken warm
Ideally, you want to keep fried chicken warm in a preheated 275-300-degree F oven. Place chicken on a wire rack over a baking sheet so the heat can circulate and the chicken doesn’t get soggy. Check it every 10-15 minutes until you’re ready to serve.
You can also keep fried chicken warm in a slow cooker or chafing dish. Set the temperature to low and cover the dish (this will help prevent drying out). Again, check on it every 10-15 minutes.
- How to keep fried chicken crispy
To keep fried chicken crispy, you first must ensure it is cooked properly. The chicken should be cooked in the middle, so it is no longer pink. Once the chicken is cooked, you can reheat it in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. It will help to crisp up the chicken and keep it warm until you are ready to serve it.
- How to reheat fried chicken in the oven
There are three main methods for reheating fried chicken: the oven, the stove, or the microwave. The best method for reheating fried chicken is a combination of the oven and the stove:
Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heat a pan on the stove over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil to the pan, and then place the chicken in the pan. Cook for about two minutes per side or until the chicken is heated through.
Place the chicken on a baking sheet in the oven for about five minutes to crisp up the skin.
- How to reheat fried chicken in a skillet
If you have a little more time and want to reheat your fried chicken, so it tastes just as good as when you first cooked it, reheating it in a skillet is the way to go.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Place your fried chicken pieces in a single layer on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is heated.
- How to reheat fried chicken tenders
If you’re reheating fried chicken tenders, it’s best to do so in the oven. Place the chicken tenders on a baking sheet lined with foil, and bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or until they’re heated through.
- How to reheat fried chicken wings
If you’re reheating your wings in the microwave, start lining a plate with a damp paper towel. It will help to keep the wings moist as they reheat. Place the wings on the plate, ensuring they’re not touching each other. Microwave the wings on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until they’re warmed. You may need to reheat them in batches, depending on the size of your microwave and the number of wings you’re reheating.