Here’s the best way to Reheat Fried Chicken In Air Fryer, because nothing tastes better than leftover fried chicken!

Hot or cold, fried chicken is always delicious. But, sometimes when warming chicken, it’s hard to get that breaded exterior crispy again without drying out the meat! Reheating in the oven takes too long and the microwave cooks from the inside but doesn’t crisp up the skin. And the crispy skin is our favorite part. So, what’s the best way to reheat chicken?

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How To Reheat Fried Chicken In Air Fryer

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Best Way to Reheat Chicken

How do you reheat chicken without drying it out? We thought you’d never ask! Of course, the air fryer comes to the rescue again! Reheating chicken in the air fryer instantly crisps up the outside, sealing in all the juices while the inside becomes heated and tender all over again! Air fryer reheating means the chicken doesn’t taste like it’s been cooked twice. And it only takes minutes!

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Ingredients and Variations

LEFTOVER FRIED CHICKEN This is where you can create a brand-new recipe from leftovers and no one will ever know!

SAUCE Before placing pieces in the air fryer, brush them with the sauce of your choice! That’s right! Brush on your favorite sauce! We like barbecue, buffalo, honey mustard, or even a ginger-soy salad dressing makes for a unique flavor profile. Why not serve with a bowl of ranch dressing for dipping?

SIDES Make a whole new meal and put together a classic macaroni salad recipe, and some air fryer frozen fries to round out a quick and easy meal!

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How to Reheat Fried Chicken in Air Fryer

Reheating fried chicken to crispy and tender perfection has never been so easy!

  1. Season or baste chicken pieces, if desired.
  2. Equally space them in air fryer basket so air can circulate around them.
  3. Reheat (per recipe instructions below.)

Time Saving Tips

  1. Always preheat the air dryer before using.
  2. The chicken will cook faster and the skin will crisp up more if it’s taken out of the fridge about 20 minutes before reheating.

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How to Reheat Fried Chicken in the Air Fryer

The best way to reheat chicken is in the air fryer! It's super easy and the chicken comes out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside all over again.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly

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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place pieces in the air fryer basket making sure the basket is not overcrowded to ensure they get crispy.
  • Cook for 10 minutes flipping the chicken after 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Gently season with salt and pepper if desired.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 239mg

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

Course dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American

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