Fried chicken in a basket.
How To Reheat Fried Chicken For A First-Day Crunch Factor

Reheating fried chicken can give it a soggy coating or turn it tough and dry. However, there are ways to reheat fried chicken and keep it crisp and juicy.

The oven is the best way to reheat leftover chicken. First take the chicken out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature for around 10 minutes to half an hour.

Reheat your fried chicken at around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. For optimal crispness, set the pieces on a wire rack, then place the rack on top of a baking sheet.

A batch will likely need 15 to 20 minutes to start with. Check on the meat after 10 or 15 minutes, as you don't want to risk the meat drying out.

You can also use the air fryer, which works like a convection oven. Try air-frying chicken for 10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit before checking on it.

If you only have a microwave, try microwaving the chicken in 30-second intervals to avoid overcooking, and put a paper towel underneath to absorb moisture.