How To Reheat BBQ Chicken in The Oven? (3 most popular methods revealed)

As I’m sure you already know, freshly made chicken is juicy and delightful, but when reheated, that crispy, juicy bird can become tough, dry, and flavorless, despite the fact that it was originally delectable (you can say that again).


The appropriate reheating of fowl, whether it’s rotisserie or homemade bbq, ensures that the flavor and texture of the meat are retained (unless you enjoy eating rubbery, nasty chicken).


How To Reheat Bbq Chicken in the Oven?


  • Turn your oven on and set it to 400°F. Before you try to heat up the chicken, you want to make sure the oven is completely hot…

  • Place a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet. Take the chicken out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for a while…

  • Bake for 15 minutes.



After conducting additional research, I discovered additional information that you should be aware of, so please continue reading…



3 Popular Methods For Reheating Your Chicken

1. The Stove Method


I advocate using the stove to reheat chicken that has been removed from the bone, but I do not recommend just frying a boneless, skinless breast in a frying pan because the direct heat would quickly dry out the bird and cause it to become tough.


Instead, follow these procedures when reheating chicken on the stove, and the chicken will be a tender treat that can be put into a stir-fry, salad, or pasta dish without falling apart (thank me later).


Step 1: The method you use to prepare your chicken for reheating on the stove will vary depending on the cut you have and what you intend to do with it. If you have leftover rotisserie chicken or bone-in thighs, take the chicken off the bone and inspect the meat to make sure there is no cartilage in the meat. If you’re working with a boneless, skinless breast, slice it into one-inch-thick slices so that the flesh can be heated rapidly while still being tender.

Step 2: Pour just enough water into a skillet to cover the bottom and set aside. As soon as the water begins to simmer, reduce the heat to medium and add the chicken to the pan, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and carefully toss the chicken, cooking until the meat is well warmed through to 165°F. Take advantage of the fresh chicken while it’s still hot and gobble it up quickly.

2. The Microwave Method


However, while the microwave is fast and convenient, it is not the best option for reheating a bird because it is more likely to result in a rubbery or chalk-dry piece of chicken. Even if you’re in a hurry and decide to microwave your leftover chicken, make sure to follow these procedures to get the best results possible…


Step 1: Spread the chicken out on a microwave-safe plate, with the smaller pieces of meat in the center and the larger chunks near the perimeter of the dish. Microwave for 1 minute at high power.

Step 2: Incorporate some moisture. A couple of teaspoons of water on top of the chicken, followed by a drizzle of olive oil can help to keep the chicken moist and increase the flavor of the chicken.

Step 3: Place in your microwave. Cover the plate of chicken tightly with plastic wrap that is suitable for the microwave and microwave for two minutes. Taking the plate out of the microwave and checking to see if the chicken is done is a good idea. When in doubt, turn the meat over before covering the plate with plastic wrap and continuing to microwave in 30-second increments. It’s time to eat when the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.


3. The Oven Method


When it comes to reheating huge portions of chicken or a whole bird that is still on the bone, the oven is your best choice for success. Here’s how to go about it:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and remove the chicken from the refrigerator. While you’re waiting for the oven to heat up, you can keep your chicken at room temperature on the counter to keep it from getting too cold.

Step 2: Incorporate moisture. The chicken should be transferred to a baking dish after the oven has finished preheating. Just enough chicken stock or water to create a very thin layer of liquid in the pan is all that’s needed at this point. Then, using a second layer of aluminum foil, tightly cover the pan. As a result of the steam created by the water, the meat will remain tender and moist throughout.

Step 3: Time to reheat. Place the chicken in the oven and bake it for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. It will depend on the type of chicken you are reheating as to how long it will take to cook.) As soon as your chicken is well warmed, take it from the oven and serve it immediately; it should be tasty and filling. To be clear, this method does not result in crispy skin, but if that is a deal-breaker for you, simply broil your piece of chicken for a couple of minutes before serving to crisp up the exterior before digging in.


Storage (4 quick tips)

  • Leftover chicken can be kept refrigerated for up to three days. Depending on how long you want to keep it, you may store it in either the fridge or the freezer.

  • To store in the refrigerator, place the chicken in an airtight container with a label on it and place it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

  • To store leftover chicken in the freezer, place it in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container, mark it with the date and the name of the dish, and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

  • Once the leftover chicken has been warmed, it should not be refrozen; therefore, only reheat the amount of chicken you are certain you will consume.


More Important Tips

  • Don’t overcrowd the baking pan, air fryer basket, or skillet with your ingredients.

  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  • It is not recommended to reheat more than once, so only reheat the amount of food you are certain you will consume.

  • If you wish, you may toss in some freshly made sauce to give the chicken a new flavor.


Related Questions:

How to reheat roast chicken in the microwave?

High-microwave the roasted turkey for 30 to 60 seconds. Every minute, check the chicken’s temperature. If not, reheat in 30-second to 1-minute intervals.


How to reheat grilled chicken in air fryer?

Preheat air fryer to 350F (180C). Brush oil, butter, or marinade on chicken to prevent drying. Arrange the chicken in the air fryer basket, leaving room around each piece. Heat the chicken for 5-7 minutes until fully heated.


Best way to reheat grilled chicken?

Inside your oven. Heat oven to 325F (160C). Wrap chicken with 2-3 tablespoons of stock or water per breast. Warm the grilled chicken for 10-15 minutes (or till 165°F/74°C).

How To Reheat BBQ Chicken in The Oven? (3 most popular methods revealed)