The Four Easy Ways on How to Reheat Chicken Wings

Cooking Tips

Oct 10

One of my favorite dishes would have to be chicken wings! It's effortless to make, and it gives off the fiery flavors that I've always wanted in fried chicken wings. I always tend to make more than what my family and I can finish.

And when I store it in the fridge, my problem is having to reheat it. No one would like the taste of leftover chicken wings, especially if it wasn't appropriately reheated! That's why I realized that you're going to need to put a bit more effort into reheating your wings, and it isn't just through zapping it on a plate.

So if you're wondering how to reheat chicken wings, read on as I show you the methods that work!


When Should I Reheat Chicken Wings?

Remember that all chicken wings should be reheated. Like other (or all) types of food, they spoil too, and they must be consumed at a particular time.

If you have left the chicken wings at room temperature for over two hours, then they have gone bad and must be discarded immediately. This is because of the bacteria in the air that would attach your chicken wings.

So I would recommend that you store the chicken wings in the fridge immediately after, once you find out that there are leftovers. They can last for two days in the fridge at most, so be sure to consume it by then.

You must also store them properly for them to last that long. Make sure that you put them in an airtight container that keeps it away from bacteria forming in the air.

Top Four Best Methods on How to Reheat Chicken Wings

So now that you know when you should reheat the chicken wings, what are the best ways to reheat it while keeping the texture and flavor? Here are four easy and effective ways that work!

Using the Oven

This is one of the most popular ways to revive the cold wings back to its crispness.

You will need the following:


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. You can use a thermometer for this.

2. Let the wings stay at room temperature, which will take about 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Using a tong, add the wings to the pan. Don't overcrowd it for even heating. Add a bit of salt, if you want.

4. Let the chicken bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until it is crispy and golden.

5. Put it on a wire rack to let it cool. Serve and enjoy!

Deep Frying

You will need the following:


1. Let the chicken wings reach room temperature. While waiting, pour cooking oil in the pan or prepare the deep fryer according to its instructions. It should be heated to 350 degrees.

2. Use tongs to add the wings to your fryer or pan. Let it fry for about two to three minutes while turning the wings regularly.

3. Remove the wings from the oil and put it on a wire rack, draining excess oil for about two minutes. You can cover it with foil to avoid it from getting cold. Serve and enjoy!

Sauteing the Wings 

Sauteing the wings is a third choice that can have you coat it with more seasoning for better flavor.

This is another best way to make the chicken wings crispy again. It also gives back the flavor.

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You will need the following:

  • Skillet
  • Cooking oil
  • Tongs
  • Wire Rack
  • Foil
  • Chicken Wing Sauce (optional)


1. Make sure that the chicken wings are at room temperature. While waiting, heat the oil in a skillet over high heat.

2. Check the temperature of the oil by springing water on the pan. When it fizzles, it's ready to cook.

3. Add the chicken wings in the skillet using the tongs. Saute it for two to four minutes. You can also add the sauce while sauteing the wings for it to coat evenly.

4. When the wings are cooked, put it on a wire rack to cool down. Serve and enjoy!

Using the Microwave

While this may be the last (but easiest) resort, you can still retain the crisp look and texture of the wings. Microwaving can make the wings drier and soggy, but not if you follow this method:

You will need the following:

  • Microwave
  • Microwave-safe plate
  • Oven
  • Baking tray
  • Paper Towels


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while lining the plate with damp paper towels.

2. Put the chicken wings on the plate, adding another layer of damp paper towels on top of it.

3. Turn on the microwave and set it to medium heat.

4. Add the wings in the microwave, heating it up for about two minutes until they are warm.

5. Take the wings out of the oven and into the baking tray.

6. Place the wings in the oven, letting it cook for a minute. Take them out of the oven and flip the wings, putting it back in the oven for another minute.

9. Take them out again, serve and enjoy!

In Conclusion

If you made chicken wings and needed to store them for later use or as leftovers, then don't worry about the quality and taste after reheating them. There are ways on how to heat them up without it getting soggy or losing its flavor. Through these four tips, you'll be able to achieve the best flavors and texture almost as if you just got them out of the pan for the first time.

I hope that this article on how to reheat chicken wings helped you become more knowledgeable about what to do when you want to have your leftover wings as a next meal. So don't wait any longer and reheat your chicken wings before they start to spoil!

If you have any questions or would like to share your tips and experiences on how to reheat chicken wings, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think!


About the Author

Welcome! I’m happy you’re here. I'm Sara McConnell. I have a passion for cooking and desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun. I often spend my free time searching for, creating and trying tasty new recipes in my kitchen. Through the blog i want to share with you my cooking experience, and I hope it can help you. Thank you so much for visiting!

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