How to Reheat Roast Chicken

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Things You'll Need

  • Baking pan

  • Aluminum foil

  • Water

  • Instant-read thermometer

Warm up leftover chicken to a safe temperature.

Roast your chicken at home or buy one ready-roasted at the grocery store for a convenient and tasty entree. Simply split the chicken into the standard parts and each family member can have his favorite. Sometimes a chicken purchased at the store or the chicken you cooked yourself needs to be reheated. Warmed carefully, your reheated chicken can be as flavorful as it was when it was first cooked.


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Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and place your chicken inside. Sprinkle two or three tablespoons of water on the chicken to provide a humid steam atmosphere and cover the pan with its lid or additional foil.

Step 3

Bake the chicken until it has a safe internal temperature of 165 F.

Step 4

Serve immediately.


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 barbecue 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 refrigerator.


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