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Rotisserie chicken is usually sold whole, so you’re likely to have leftovers. The rest of the chicken can easily be incorporated into your meals throughout the next few days, making it super useful for weekly meal prepping. In this post you’ll learn the best way to reheat rotisserie chicken so it’s flavorful and juicy with every meal.
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Reheating Rotisserie Chicken Step-by-Step Guide

Rotisserie chicken is usually sold whole, so you’re likely to have leftovers. The rest of the chicken can easily be incorporated into your meals throughout the next few days, making it super useful for weekly meal prepping. In this post you’ll learn the best way to reheat rotisserie chicken so it’s flavorful and juicy with every meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Reheat Rotisserie Chicken
Servings 8
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup chicken broth optional
  • Fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and tarragon (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, placing the oven rack in the lower middle position. Fit an oven-safe baking dish with a trivet or small wire rack (if available).
  • Remove the rotisserie chicken from its package and place into the prepared pan. Add optional herbs on top and pour optional broth into the pan.
  • Cover the chicken loosely with foil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes (15 to 20 minutes if using convection/forced air).
  • Remove the foil and bake for 5 minutes more.
  • Use kitchen tongs to transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Air Fryer Method: Make sure your air fryer is large enough to hold a rotisserie chicken. Place the chicken in the basket and cook for 4 to 5 minutes depending on size of the chicken. Note: You can also break the chicken into pieces before cooking if you prefer.
  • Microwave Method: Place the rotisserie chicken in a shallow microwave-safe dish and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave on 60% power for 4 minutes (3 minutes for a powerful microwave and 5 minutes for a low-power microwave).
  • Stove Top Method: You will need a 6-8 quart dutch oven or heavy pot with lid. Place over medium heat and add 2 teaspoons oil. When hot, add the rotisserie chicken and cover. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated throughout. Note: You can also break the chicken into pieces if you prefer (in this case a large skillet will suffice).
  • Instant Pot Method: Place a trivet in the Instant Pot. Add the broth followed by the rotisserie chicken. Cover and set to Low Pressure with 1 minute duration. Then do a quick steam release, following the manufacturer's instructions to avoid burns.