How To Reheat Popeyes Chicken (oven, Microwave, Air-fryer + More)

Although “eating” is not in the definition of cooking, it’s not only for eating. It is in fact for the purpose of enjoying the food, and to be appreciated.

I have already posted a microwave recipe on here, with Popeyes chicken.
A deep-fryer is probably your best bet to heat your chicken up.

How Do You Reheat Popeyes Chicken In 2022?

Although, it may not seem like a big deal, but the difference in taste and texture of the fried chicken may be a bummer for all the people who do not like the taste at all. They will just have to wait and see what is going to happen if they try it.

For all you fans of Popeyes Chicken, stay tuned as I tell you about some of the best methods to reheat Popeyes Chicken and how to make it crispy again!

How Do You Make Popeyes Chicken Crispy Again?

When you reheat the chicken at Popeyes, you’re able to make the food super crispy.

However, a microwave is not the best way to cook chicken because it cooks it unevenly.

Another alternative is to put the chicken in the oven, but this takes much longer and you might not be able to use the oven at all. If you do happen to get your hands on a food dehydrator, it will dry the chicken and make it crispy and even hard.

How Do You Reheat Popeyes Chicken in the Oven?

I am not confident using the oven, so I am not sure about the temperature.

For this recipe, you’ll need to allow your chicken to come to room temperature. This process takes 20 minutes.

– a knife,
– a heat-resistant spatula,
– tongs,
– a meat thermometer to avoid the cook from burning his hand,
– some patience…

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Remove the chicken from the packaging and place on a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes. While the chicken is cooling, rub both sides of the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

How Do You Reheat Popeyes Chicken in an Air Fryer?

The process of reheating Popeye’s chicken in an air fryer will take you between 17 and 21 minutes, depending on the heat of your oven.

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Open or tear the bag and place the chicken in the cooking basket.
Close the lid and adjust the temperature to 400.
Let the air fryer do the rest!

Can You Reheat Popeyes Chicken in the Microwave?

I’ve been told that cooking meat in a microwave is the best way to reheat it, and the same is true for chicken.

This includes the 20 minutes it took for the chicken pieces to come to room temperature.

A microwave oven should be a standard piece of equipment in any home.

Remove as much poultry grease as possible from the chicken.
Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces
Dip each piece of chicken in the sauce, except for the last piece
Place each piece of chicken on a microwave safe plate
Cook on high power for about 5 minutes, stirring 3-4 times.

For more info, please read our post on how to get free Popeyes, and does Popeyes serve breakfast all day.


You can reheat Popeyes chicken in an oven, an air fryer, or a microwave. But, for crispy results, it is most advisable to use an oven or an air fryer. Through these means, you can have chicken that tastes just as fresh and crispy as you purchased it!

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