The turkey is a wonderfully delicious and large bird. However, due to its size, you will often have leftovers after serving. Leftover turkey tastes great when served cold, but what if you want to eat it piping hot? How exactly do you reheat turkey and keep it moist and flavorful? It’s not as difficult as you may think. Here are two methods that you can use to reheat that leftover turkey.
It should come as no surprise that the oven is the best way to reheat leftover turkey. You will need a large casserole dish, aluminum foil and a can of chicken broth.
Before you begin, you may need to prep the turkey leftovers before placing them in the oven. If you are working with a whole refrigerated turkey, cut it up into smaller pieces. You may also want to take this time to preheat your oven to 350-400°F.
Take your carved turkey pieces and arrange them in a single layer in the casserole dish. Pour the can of broth over the turkey and cover the dish with foil. Vegetable broth, turkey stock, or plain water can be used in place of chicken broth.
Place the dish in the oven and allow the turkey to cook for 30-45 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on your oven, so use a meat thermometer and only serve once the internal temperature of the sliced turkey reaches 165°F.
Didn’t think it was possible to reheat turkey in the microwave? Well, it definitely is and it will save you a lot of time. You will need a microwavable dish, chicken broth, and plastic wrap.
Begin by carving up any large pieces of turkey into small, manageable pieces. Arrange the pieces of turkey in the dish and add the chicken broth. Depending on the size of your dish, you may not need to use the entire can of broth.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap. Do not cut a slit into the wrap and make sure that none of the plastic is touching the meat. Many microwaves have recommended settings for poultry. If yours doesn’t, let the turkey cook on the highest settings for 3-5 minutes. Be sure to check the turkey in regular intervals to prevent dryness.
Your leftover turkey is ready to serve once it is thoroughly reheated and all pieces have reached an internal temperature of 165°F.