Fried chicken is meant to be eaten fresh and hot. It’s only then that you can enjoy that satisfying blend of crispiness and tenderness. It just isn’t the same cold, and don’t even think about reheating it in the microwave!
Thankfully, reheating fried chicken so that the skin regains its crispiness, the batter keeps its taste, and the meat stays moist and tender, is relatively easy. Here’s the best way to do it:
- First, take the chicken out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you want to reheat it.
- Let it stand so that it warms up to room temperature, meaning that it will spend less time in the oven and have less chance of drying out.
- Next, preheat the oven to between 180-200°C.
- Place a wire grilling rack on your oven tray. P
- lace the chicken pieces on the rack, put the tray in the oven and allow the chicken to bake for about 12 to 20 minutes – as close to 12 as possible to avoid drying out.
That’s all it takes – your reheated chicken should be ready to enjoy.
There’s only one place to go for Vancouver’s best fried chicken
Church’s Chicken has been making fried chicken the same way since 1952. Decades since the first Church’s Chicken opened in Texas, we still prepare our chicken in the same way: marinating each piece overnight in our secret spice recipe and hand-breading it for that delicious, signature crunch we have become known for. For the finest fried chicken in Vancouver, visit your nearest Church’s Chicken restaurant or contact us to place your order for takeout or delivery.