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What is the best way to reheat fried chicken?

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I have some wonderful chicken that I made last night with a lovely crisp skin and moist and juicy on the inside, how do I reaheat it without ruining it?

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  1. There really is no good way to reheat fried chicken. It will never be as crisp as it was when you first made it. Better to enjoy it cold. If you microwave it, it will get soggy and putting it in the oven on low might crisp it a little but it will also make it seem greasy. I guess if you wanted to try, you could bring it up to room temperature and then quickly refry but it still will not be as good as it was when freshly fried.

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    1. re: Candy

      You mite try this, I've done it----sometimes it works, other times it ends up being dry, it just depends on the chicken. Micro it on 50 percent power so that it's just a little warmer than room temp. While you are doing this, preheat your oven to really high, maybe 450 or 500 then put chicken on a rack on a cookie sheet, just so it gets hot and crispy, this can go quickly so do check it to feel the crispyness. Like I said, sometimes this works pretty well, sometimes it gets too dry and not crispy, but it's worth a try. Eating the chicken cold is best, and one my husband likes, but I don't like cold chicken sooooooo. Good luck, let us know how you did.

      1. re: jackie

        In an etouffee - but's that's for next time, as it's best to use the pan stickings and some of the frying oil for the roux.

        1. re: jackie

          I hate cold chicken too so I can't do that, I just heated it for about 15 minutes in a 325 oven and it came out ok, it has really nice flavor so it was fine, but not nearly as crisp as it was.