How to re-heat fried chicken

Fried chicken is a tasty choice for a meal, whether it is made from scratch in your own kitchen or bought from a deli or restaurant. It's not always easy to judge the amount of chicken that will be sufficient for a single meal, so sometimes there is chicken left over. It can be refrigerated or frozen, depending on how long it needs to be kept in storage. There are ways to reheat fried chicken so that it tastes as close to freshly made as possible.

Remove the leftover fried chicken from the refrigerator and place it in a foil-lined baking pan. Allow it to sit for half an hour to come to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.

Place the pan in the oven, and warm the chicken for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven.

Remove the chicken from the baking pan with tongs. Drain it on paper towels to soak up any grease. Serve immediately.


Use a standard oven or toaster oven to reheat the chicken if possible. Microwave ovens may change the texture of the breading. Fried chicken should be frozen if it's not going to be eaten within a couple of days. To reheat frozen fried chicken, let it thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours and then follow the steps for reheating refrigerated chicken.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking pan
  • Aluminium foil
  • Tongs
  • Paper towels
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