How To Reheat Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is succulent and delicious, but it can be difficult to reheat. Especially if you’re using a microwave. Have you ever tried to reheat leftover rotisserie chicken in the microwave? Were you left with a dry, rubbery and flavorless mess?  Don’t throw that leftover chicken away. We’ve discovered a way that you can use a microwave to reheat rotisserie chicken to moist, flavorful perfection.


Yes, it is possible to reheat rotisserie chicken in the microwave. The microwave is usually the first choice for reheating, but it often leaves food tough and dry. When reheating food in the microwave, you must figure out a way for the food to retain moisture.

To reheat rotisserie chicken in the microwave, you’ll need:

  • microwavable container
  • plastic wrap
  • water or your favorite sauce.

Arrange your leftover chicken in the microwavable dish. Larger pieces will take longer to reheat, so try to arrange them around the outside of the dish.

Next, pour a few tablespoons of water onto the chicken. This ensures that the chicken will remain moist during reheating. You can use your favorite sauce in place of the water. Barbeque sauce and Italian dressing work very good. You can also use a can of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup.

Cover the dish with plastic wrap. Be sure that the plastic wrap is microwave safe and that none of the plastic touches the chicken.

Place the dish in the microwave and heat on the highest setting for 2-3 minutes. After these first few minutes, remove the plastic wrap and turn over the pieces of chicken. You may also need to give your sauce a stir, depending on what you used.

Recover the dish with plastic wrap and allow the chicken to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Continue checking on the chicken as it cooks. Once the thickest piece of chicken is heated thoroughly, remove the dish from the microwave and enjoy your meal.