How To Reheat Chicken Piccata

Reheat Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata is a delicious meal consisting of chicken cutlets dipped in flour, fried, and served on top of a sauce of lemon juice, butter, capers, and white wine. This meal is a favorite to a lot of people and it is not uncommon to prepare a little too much chicken piccata and end up storing it for reheating when you want to have some. Below are some of the best methods for reheating chicken piccata.

The Oven Method To Reheat Chicken Piccata

The oven method is one of the best ways to reheat your chicken piccata. It is most effective because it allows you to heat up your chicken evenly in a reasonable amount of time. Just make sure that you do not heat up your oven too hot, or else it will overcook your chicken, and make it dry. Follow these steps to warm up your chicken piccata in the oven.

Take note, in order to help avoid dryness when reheating your chicken piccata in the oven add some broth to the pan and on top of the chicken so that it can maintain its texture and does not dry out.

  1. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil,
  2. Place your leftover chicken piccata into the baking tray,
  3. Add some chicken broth to your chicken piccata, and to stir,
  4. Place the chicken stock on top of the chicken piccata as well, to give it some extra moisture and to prevent it from drying out,
  5. Cover the chicken piccata with aluminum foil,
  6. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit,
  7. Let your chicken piccata heat up for 20 minutes or so,
  8. Rotate your dish and leave it for another 10 minutes for the piccata to warm through completely,
  9. Remove your chicken piccata from the oven and serve when ready,

The Toaster Oven Method

The toaster oven method is also another best way to reheat your chicken piccata. It is just as effective as the regular oven because it allows you heat up your chicken evenly in a reasonable amount of time. Just make sure that you do not heat up your toaster oven too hot, or else it will overcook your chicken, and make it dry. Follow these steps to warm up your chicken piccata in the toaster oven.

Take note, in order to help avoid dryness when reheating your chicken piccata in the oven add some broth to the pan and on top of the chicken so that it can maintain its texture and does not dry out.

  1. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil,
  2. Place your leftover chicken piccata into the baking tray,
  3. Add some chicken broth to your chicken piccata, and to stir,
  4. Place the chicken stock on top of the chicken piccata as well, to give it some extra moisture and to prevent it from drying out,
  5. Cover the chicken piccata with aluminum foil,
  6. Preheat your toaster oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit,
  7. Let your chicken piccata heat up for 20 minutes or so,
  8. Rotate your dish and leave it for another 10 minutes for the piccata to warm through completely,
  9. Remove your chicken piccata from the toaster oven and serve when ready,

The Microwave Method To Reheat Chicken Piccata

A microwave is another great option when it comes to reheating your chicken piccata especially if you are pressed for time or if you are really hungry and need to eat asap. When microwaving your chicken piccata add a bit of chicken broth just like you would when you use the oven method to add a bit of moisture. Also cover your chicken with a microwave-safe cover to prevent any dryness since the cover will act as a steamer. Follow these steps to reheat your chicken piccata in the microwave.

  1. Lay the chicken piccata into a microwavable dish or bowl,
  2. Add a bit of broth into the sauce and over your chicken,
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic film wrap and heat up your chicken piccata on medium power for up to 2 minutes or so,
  4. Leave your chicken piccata in the microwave for 2 minutes to allow the heat to equalize throughout the dish.
  5. Repeat that again, but only heating the chicken piccata for a minute or less,
  6. Check your chicken piccata to see if it is warm enough,
  7. If it is not warm enough, place it in the microwave for another 30 seconds,
  8. Serve when ready,

The plastic wrap is necessary to help keep the chicken piccata sauce, and prevent any moisture from escaping the dish which could make your chicken dry.

The Stovetop Method

The stovetop method  is also just as effective when it comes to warming up your chicken piccata.  In order to warm up your chicken piccata on the stove, you need to make use of a saucepan. Follow these steps to heat up your chicken piccata on the stove top.

  1. Set your stove to medium heat,
  2. Put your leftover chicken piccata in the saucepan,
  3. Add a small amount of stock to prevent the sauce and the chicken from drying out,
  4. Cover your pan with a lid to allow the heat to build up underneath and to thoroughly warm the chicken. This way you can also prevent dryness,
  5. Let your chicken warm up until it’s hot enough to eat,
  6. Serve when ready,

The Best Way To Store Chicken Piccata

  • The best way to store your chicken piccata is in the freezer if you are not planning on eating it any time soon,
  • To safely freeze your meal, place the sauce in a freezer bag, and the chicken in a separate freezer bag,
  • Avoid freezing the chicken and the sauce together because that might ruin the chicken,
  • When you need to thaw the chicken, leave it in the fridge overnight,
  • For a quicker thaw, you can put the sauce and chicken in a warm bowl of water until defrosted whilst both are still in their freezer bags.

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