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Kentucky Fried Chicken was originally founded in 1930 and expanded nationwide starting in 1952. Most everyone loves this old favorite. Kentucky Fried Chicken is tender and juicy and a treat to eat. If you find yourself with leftover KFC, you might be wondering how to reheat it. The best way to reheat KFC is in the oven. However, it can also be reheated in your microwave, but the skin will lose all of its crispiness.

Oven Method

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Place the Kentucky Fried Chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. A light coating of non-stick cooking spray will keep the chicken from sticking to the foil.

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Place the baking sheet on the rack near the top of the oven, this will help the chicken re-crisp. Bake for 15 minutes or until the skin is crisp. You can also crisp the skin by broiling the chicken after baking, but do this only briefly. Keep the oven door ajar and watch the chicken continuously to prevent burning.

Microwave Method

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Place the Kentucky Fried Chicken on a microwave-safe plate lined with a paper towel.

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Cover the chicken with a paper towel. The paper towels will help absorb moisture and help keep the microwave free of spatter.

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Microwave on high for one minute for one piece of chicken; one to two minutes for two pieces of chicken. Remove the chicken from the microwave and let cool for one minute before eating.

About the Author

Jodi Buttarazzi

Jodi Buttarazzi has been writing professionally since 2008. She has contributed articles and content for online publications such as Merchant Circle, drawing on her experience of food and wine owning and operating a fine-dining restaurant in Houston. She is pursuing a career in the health-care industry and is working toward a Bachelor of Science in health-care management at the University of Phoenix.