Reheating fried chicken in the air fryer ensures that it keeps its crispy coating and stays tender and juicy.

However the chef makes fried chicken, it’s important to know how to reheat fried chicken in the air fryer so it comes out just like new! The air fryer circulates air around food while heating it, making it the ideal way to reheat entrees and make them taste fresh and crisp again.

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Quick & Easy Fried Chicken

  • Reheating plain or breaded leftover chicken in the air fryer is the best way to get that original crisp exterior while keeping the meat tender and moist!
  • This super easy technique applies to any kind of breaded or fried chicken strips, tenders, breasts, fingers, or homemade nuggets.

How to Reheat Fried Chicken

What could be easier than this?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  2. Place cold fried chicken in the air fryer and reheat (per the recipe below).
  3. Flip and reheat for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is crispy again.

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How to Reheat from Frozen

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F.
  2. Place frozen fried chicken in the air fryer and bring it to room temperature for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Lower the heat to 350°F and cook as directed in the recipe below.

Best Ways to Serve Leftover Fried Chicken

Leftover fried chicken goes with anything! Put the air fryer to double duty and make some crispy waffle fries, some buffalo cauliflower bites, or some creamy air fryer mac and cheese.

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Tips and Tricks

  • To avoid overcooking leftover fried chicken, reheat it in the microwave first (microwaving cooks from the inside out) so the inside is reheated, and then follow air fryer directions until the skin is crispy.
  • If the breading needs some refreshing, just spritz it with a little oil or pan release, and be sure the air fryer is preheated before reheating it.

What to Serve with Reheated Chicken

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How to Reheat Fried Chicken

Learning how to reheat fried chicken is an easy and simple task with these few tips and tricks.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 6 pieces fried chicken
  • salt and pepper optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes or until crispy.
  • Season with salt and pepper if desired.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American

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Holly is a mom of 4 with a love for all things air fryer! Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making recipes for the everyday home cook!
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