Reheating Chicken

Reheating chicken is easy, and means you can enjoy some delicious leftovers! 


  • Make sure you reheat leftovers to at least 70°C for a minimum of 2 minutes.
  • Do not reheat leftovers more than once.

How to reheat chicken in the oven:

  • Reheating chicken in the oven is the best option for moist and tender leftovers. The oven retains moisture and ensures even reheating. The oven is the best option for roast chicken, crumbed chicken and bone in chicken portions.
  • Place the leftovers on a roasting dish in an even layer.
  • Tip: Add stock for extra juicy leftovers. Pour a small amount of chicken stock into the bottom of the roasting dish.
  • Cover the roasting tray tightly with foil.
  • Reheat in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes or until the chicken is very hot and has reached an internal temperature of at least 70°C for 2 minutes.

How to reheat chicken in the microwave:

  • If you’re reheating a small amount of leftovers, the microwave can be the best option.
  • It’s best to slice your chicken into smaller, similar-sized pieces for quick and even reheating. If possible, slice any chicken off the bone.
  • Place in a microwave-safe container or on a microwave-safe plate.
  • If possible, drizzle with a small amount of leftover gravy or some stock.
  • Cover with a damp paper towel or loosely cover your microwave-safe container with a lid.
  • Cook for 3 minutes on a medium-high setting, then check the temperature of the chicken – you want it to be piping hot. If necessary, continue to microwave in 30 second bursts, until ready.


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