How to reheat roast chicken

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How to reheat roast chicken
Warm up leftover chicken to a safe temperature. (Alan Egginton/iStock/Getty Images)

Roast your chicken at home or buy one ready-roasted at the supermarket for a convenient and tasty meal. Simply carve the chicken into the standard parts of leg, thigh, breast meat and wings and each family member can tuck into his favourite. Sometimes a shop-bought chicken or the bird you cooked yourself needs to be reheated. Warmed carefully, your reheated chicken can be as tasty as it was when it first came out of the oven.

Things you need

  • Baking pan
  • Aluminium foil
  • Water
  • Instant-read thermometer

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  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (350F).

  2. 2

    Line a baking pan with aluminium foil and place your chicken inside. Sprinkle 30 ml (2 tbsp) of water on the chicken to provide a humid steam atmosphere and cover the pan with its lid or additional foil.

  3. 3

    Bake the chicken until it has a safe internal temperature of 74 degrees C (165F).

  4. 4

    Serve the meat immediately.

Tips and warnings

  • Reheating chicken to a safe internal temperature is important to kill any germs that have grown during storage.
  • You can add a sauce such as barbecue or teriyaki to the chicken in the baking pan before reheating.
  • Shred or chop leftover meat to include in a casserole or in sandwiches. Add it to stir-fried vegetables to create a simple and convenient meal.
  • Always refrigerate or freeze chicken within two hours of cooking. Thaw frozen leftovers in the fridge.

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