How to Reheat Fried Chicken in the Oven
There’s nothing worse than finding leftover fried chicken in your fridge that has gone cold and lost its crispy, deliciousness. But fear not! In this guide, we’ll walk you through a simple and foolproof method to reheat your fried chicken in the oven so that it’s just as tasty as when it was freshly cooked. Let’s get started!
Gather Your Supplies
To begin, gather the following supplies:
- A baking sheet or tray
- Parchment paper or aluminum foil
- An oven-safe wire rack (optional but recommended)
- Tongs or a spatula for handling the chicken
- An instant-read thermometer (recommended)
Preheat Your Oven
Preheating is an essential step to ensure even reheating of your fried chicken. Set your oven to 375°F (190°C) and allow it to fully preheat.
Prepare the Chicken for Reheating
If your leftover fried chicken is stored in the refrigerator, remove it and let it sit at room temperature for about ten minutes to take off some of the chill.
In the meantime, line your baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. If you have an oven-safe wire rack available, place it on top of the lined baking sheet; this will help prevent any sogginess by allowing air circulation around all sides of the chicken pieces.
If you desire that extra crunchiness akin to freshly cooked fried chicken, follow these added steps after Step Three above:
Note: For added flavor and crispness enhancement, repeat steps b) through d). However many times you like – twice works well.
Serve and Enjoy!
Once your reheated fried chicken is cooked to perfection with a lovely golden-brown color, crispy coating, and juicy interior, it’s time to serve and savor. Pair it with your favorite side dishes or enjoy it as-is. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply treating yourself, this oven-reheated fried chicken will surely impress.
With these easy steps in mind, reheating your leftover fried chicken in the oven has never been simpler. So next time you have some cold fried chicken on hand, give this method a try and experience that delectable crunch all over again!