How To Reheat Chicken Wings To Perfection

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Everyone loves chicken wings, but they don’t always make the best leftovers. We’re here to help! There’s a few ways that you can reheat chicken wings that make sure you’re getting the same quality wing that you got when you ordered.

Reheat Chicken Wings Without Losing Taste Or Color

1. Oven Method

No one likes a soggy soft chicken wing. If you’re going to reheat your chicken wings you’ll want to try one of these methods to ensure that your chicken wings remain crisp and fresh tasting. Reheating the chicken wings in the oven will make them crisper and help them to retain that golden color that everyone loves. It is quick and easy and the flavor is unsurpassed.

What you’ll require:

Aluminum foil
Baking pan


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Remove the chicken wings from the refrigerator and allow them to sit for five to ten minutes until they reach room temperature. This time will vary according to how warm your kitchen is so be patient. You don’t want to start with a very cold wing, you want them to at least be at room temperature.

Line your baking pan with the aluminum foil.

Place your chicken wings on the baking pan and place them into the oven. Set your timer for 15 minutes.

When your chicken wings achieve that famous golden appearance remove them from the oven.

Allow your chicken wings to cool for approximately five minutes.

Serve and enjoy.

If you wish, you can spray your chicken wings with some water to prevent drying out.

Remember to keep an eye on your chicken wings. Oven temperatures vary greatly and what may take ten minutes in one oven may take longer in another oven.

Also, keep in mind that smaller sized wings will heat faster than larger sized wings. You may need to remove smaller wings before the larger ones. Also, turn your wings a few times to ensure that they are warming evenly. There’s nothing worse than having a hot chicken wing on one side and ice cold on the other side.

2. Refrying Method

Another ideal method is to refry the chicken wings. It is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes.

What you’ll require:

Fry Pan


Remove the chicken wings from the refrigerator and allow them to sit to reach room temperature. This is very important as you’re going to place them in oil and you want to avoid as much splatter as possible to prevent any burns.

Heat your fry pan on high

Add the oil to the fry pan

Carefully place your chicken wings into the fry pan

Fry for two to three minutes on each side until they crisp.

Remove chicken wings from hot oil and set them on a plate.

Allow the chicken wings to cool for a few minutes and enjoy.

Make sure to use long-handled tongs to prevent any burns.

Place a few layers of paper towel or newsprint on the plate to drain the oil from the chicken wings. Turn the wings over on the paper towel to ensure that they drain all of the oil off of the wings.

3. Microwave Method

To prevent soggy and dried out chicken wings, follow these instructions in the microwave.

What you’ll require:

Safe microwave plate

Paper towels

Baking Tray



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Line your microwave plate with a dampened paper towel

Place your chicken wings on the microwave-safe plate

Place another dampened paper towel over the top of your chicken wings to keep them moist on all sides.

Turn the microwave on to medium

Heat the chicken wings in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes until they are slightly warm, don’t overheat them, just slightly warm.

Remove the chicken wings from the microwave and place them on the baking sheet in the oven.

Allow the chicken wings to continue heating for approximately one more minute. Turn them over and return them to the oven for another minute. Depending on the size of your chicken wings you may need to do this a few times.

Allow them to cool for a minute or two and enjoy.

Eating Leftover Wings

The microwave tends to dry out foods that are reheated in it so make sure to use the dampened paper towels to prevent this from happening.

Refrying your chicken wings in oil will give them a crisp golden look as well and it really doesn’t take too long to reheat them in that fashion.

Keep in mind that it’s not bad to reheat your chicken wings in the microwave, however, you want to keep an eye on them to prevent them from drying out and to make sure that they remain crisp.

If you’re unsure of how long those chicken wings have remained in the refrigerator, it’s best to toss them out and start over from scratch. Bacteria can grow quickly and make you very ill and even put you in the hospital. Don’t risk that, it’s better to start over than to have this happen to you.

Always better safe than sorry.


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