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How To Get Crispy Fried Chicken Every Time You Reheat It
By Cynthia Anaya
Fried chicken fresh-made is a crunchy, crispy experience that can't be recaptured in the microwave when you reheat it the next day, because the chicken skin gets soft and soggy. Before you settle with that option, here are several great ways to put the crisp back in your fried chicken leftovers.
The oven is a great first choice, and Country Living suggests that you set the temperature to 400 degrees while placing the chicken on the counter for about 30 minutes until it reaches room temperature. When the oven is ready, place the chicken on a wire rack and bake it for about 15 minutes.
The stovetop gives you a chance to revive that crispy texture, but the downside to this method is adding about ¼ of an inch of oil to your skillet, which could add extra grease and fat. After the timer expires, you should be left with hot crispy chicken, but if you want it crispier, pop it in the oven for about five minutes.
Set the fryer to 375 degrees and place your chicken into the basket after it's reached room temperature. Let it cook for four minutes, then open the fryer basket and carefully flip it for an additional four minutes. The only downside to using the air fryer is that it’s smaller, so it may take two batches of chicken.
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