Reheat Chicken Tenders. Let me show you how to reheat chicken tenders at home in your air fryer. Your chicken tenders will never dry out with this method and you will have perfectly crispy strips of chicken to tuck into.
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Reheat Chicken Tenders
At the time of writing this, I am a mum to a 19 year old son, a 6 year old daughter and a 4 year old son.
Back when my eldest was little, he would eat the LOT and there would be no chicken leftovers.
Fast forward 15 years and I have a son and daughter that will often leave leftovers.
It is what put me off buying them a Happy Meal for so long. They just wouldn’t even manage one Happy Meal between the two of them and it was a total waste of money.
Yet give them home cooked whole foods and they eat the LOT.
Maybe they are telling me that they don’t want fast food treats?
Well, what I have done in my food waste hating world, is to load their leftovers onto one plate.
Then place the plate into the fridge and they have chicken tenders that we can reheat later.
Can You Reheat Cooked Chicken Tenders?
Yes, you can, and you can choose any type of chicken tenders to reheat.
Also note, that in different parts of the world, they call them different things. For example, chicken tenders are also known as chicken goujons, chicken strips, chicken fingers and let’s not forget about chicken dippers.
Therefore, if you have a different name (other than chicken tenders) and want to know if you can reheat them, then it’s a big fat YES.
Can You Reheat Frozen Chicken Tenders?
Yes you can and its one of those great uses from your leftovers. Or you can make your own chicken tenders, freeze them and then reheat from frozen.
Making your chicken tenders a delicious make ahead option.
Can You Reheat Chicken Tenders In Air Fryer?
Yes, and the air fryer is what we recommend as the best way to reheat chicken tenders.
I often get asked how do you reheat chicken tenders without drying them out, well the answer every single time is the air fryer.
You see the air fryer allows you to cook at a lower temperature to stop food from drying out, but you can also crisp food at the same time. So, you are achieving the best of both worlds.
How To Reheat Chicken Tenders In Air Fryer?
If you imagine that you would normally reheat chicken tenders in the microwave, well it’s the same amount of effort to reheat chicken tenders or strips in the air fryer basket.
You would start with a single layer, make sure you have sprayed your chicken tenders with extra virgin olive oil and then air fry.
But there is also an important extra step to take.
You must season your chicken tenders with salt otherwise they will be bland.
When you place leftover food in the fridge, they will be stripped of the salt content. Something that we discussed in our post showing you how to reheat McDonalds fries.
How To Reheat Chicken Tenders?
If you want to reheat chicken tenders in the air fryer then this is how it’s done:
- Load leftover chicken tenders into the air fryer basket.
- Season with salt.
- Spray with extra virgin olive oil.
- Cook on a medium heat in the air fryer.
You can also make our air fryer frozen chicken strips and then reheat the leftovers using this guide.
How Long To Reheat Chicken Tenders In Air Fryer?
The air fryer cook time for reheating chicken tenders is JUST 4 minutes. This makes sure that the chicken tenders are piping hot and that you are not at risk of food positioning from chicken that has not been reheated correctly.
Reheating Chicken Tenders & Fries
You can also combine your chicken tenders with fries and reheat them together. I like to place my fries on one side of the air fryer basket and then the fries on the other.
It then helps reheat both the chicken tenders and fries without one ending up soggy or dry.
Reheat In Air Fryer
As well as our chicken tenders in the air fryer we have a full series of recipes showing you how to reheat in the air fryer. You can follow the rest of the series below:
- How To Reheat A Burger In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Onion Rings In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fries In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fried Fish In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Rice In Air Fryer
- Reheat Chicken Wings In Air Fryer
- Reheat Fried Chicken In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer
- How To Reheat McDonalds Chicken Nuggets In Air Fryer
- How To Reheat McDonalds Fries In Air Fryer
Reheat Chicken Tenders In Air Fryer
- Leftover Chicken Tenders
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray
- Place your leftover chicken tenders into the air fryer basket.
- Season with salt and spray with extra virgin olive oil. Air fry for 4 minutes at 160c/320f.
- When it beeps check to make sure it is piping hot in the middle before serving.