Whether you're reheating leftover roast chicken or chicken that you roasted ahead of time to make meal prep easier, adding one ingredient Ina Garten uses can make it even better.
For her skillet-roasted chicken, Garten reheats the bird before serving. To make her dish stand out, she adds fresh herbs at the reheating stage rather than when cooking the meat.
While hard herbs, being able to withstand longer cooking times, work well when cooked with the meat, soft herbs work better when added toward the end of cooking or as a garnish.
Soft herbs like parsley, basil, chives, dill, or cilantro are better suited for the reheating stage, as shorter exposure to heat keeps their fresh, bright flavor and color intact.
Garten sprinkles minced fresh parsley, diced chives, and a little salt over her cooked chicken when she reheats it, ensuring the dish is served hot with an extra burst of flavor.