How to reheat Fried Chicken

How to reheat fried chicken

Reheated leftover fried chicken at home used to be a sad reminder of what could have been…but not anymore! No more eating leftover fried chicken cold. Here is the perfect method for reheating fried chicken that will keep it super moist and warm on the inside and crispy on the outside.

The best method is by reheating it using a little brown lunch bag and baking it!

Don’t worry, it won’t catch on fire! I served my husband a piece of the reheated chicken and heard a crunch…that’s right…A CRUNCH…with re-heated fried chicken!! I kept saying ‘honey, there was a crunch’ so clearly I was super excited to post this!

how to reheat fried chicken

Have you ever tried to reheat fried chicken?

How to reheat Fried Chicken
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Serves: 2-4
  • Leftover fried chicken
  • brown paper lunchbag
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place chicken pieces in brown paper bag and evenly distribute in the bag so that they are in a single layer (I had a breast and thigh in one bag and three legs in another).
  3. Gently fold the opening of the bag over and place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes (don't over bake otherwise the chicken inside will be dry), remove and tear bag open and serve warm!

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  • Dante

    Wow, I was kind of doubtful, thinking the bag might catch fire, but it didn’t and the chicken was as hot and crispy as when I first got it. Thanks…

    • Sweetphi

      You’re so welcome, and thank YOU for coming back and telling me about your experience. I’ve had friends kind of look at me a little crazy when I tell them what the method is, but it works like a charm every time doesn’t it?

      • Dante

        It is soooo fantastic, and yeah it works like a charm! :-)

  • bakesinslippers

    Isn’t it funny how the things that seem most simple can be most complicated?

    • Sweetphi

      I couldn’t agree more! One would think reheating fried chicken would be super complicated, but it’s not :) Thank you so much for commenting girl!

  • Jen

    Straight out of the refrigerator, or do I need to let it set a room temp for a while??

    • Sweetphi

      I do it straight out of the refrigerator, but you could certainly let it sit on the baking sheet as the oven comes to temperature :)

  • Glenna

    I was looking for a way to reheat leftover fried chicken and after examining several ideas I decided to try your method. It actually worked quite well! The chicken turned out pretty crispy and was heated through. The breast pieces were a little dry but I think that’s to be expected. I’ll definitely use this method again. Thanks for sharing this idea!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for coming back and leaving feedback! So glad this trick worked for you :)

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