How to Reheat Chicken inasal? Complete Procedure!

Uneven reheating the chicken inasal may lead to loss of flavour, texture and quality of the chicken. It can cause dryness, roughness and harden the skin of the chicken. Whatever the appliance you use, whether it may be microwave, oven or stove you may face mentioned challenges.

Proper heating coupled with guidance can solve the potential problems of inasal lovers.  As chicken inasal is my favourite dish at mang inasal. So,here is the complete solution in which I have described my personal methods and procedures of reheating the chicken.

The best way to reheat chicken

The best way to reheat chicken

Like reheating pork bbq,There are a number of ways to reheat the chicken. However, the following method is my personal favourite. You can use it for authentic chicken reheating.

The oven or toaster oven 

how to reheat in a toaster oven

Step 1:First of all, bring the chicken at room  temperature. Take the heavy-duty aluminium foil and make the small opening for proper streaming.

Step 2:  Now it is the turn of the oven or toaster oven. Preheat the oven and make sure that the temperature of the oven should be 350 degrees.

Step 3:  Transfer the chicken into the baking dish Add some water, chicken oil, broth or any flavorful sauce you wish. It will moisten the chicken and prevent it from drying out.  This water, oil or sauce will help keep the chicken moist and fresh.

Step 4: This is the final step. Place the chicken covered with foil into the oven. Reheat the chicken in the oven until it reaches the temperature of 165 Fahrenheit. You can use the food thermometer in order to keep the temperature eventful. Take out the chicken from the oven . This is ready to eat.

How much time it may take to reheat? Well, it depends upon the quantity of chicken. Whole chicken usually takes more time as compared to breast.

Pros and cons of reheating the chicken in oven

Other methods to reheat chicken

There are multiple options available in order to reheat the inasal. These methods are microwave , stove and air fryer.  Here is the proper guide of reheating the chicken in this line.


how to reheat chicken in a microwave?

Reheating the chicken leftover in the microwave is best when you are in a hurry.  It is the quickest and the most easy method of reheating the chicken.

 Step1:  take the microwave- safe plate and arrange the chicken in such a way that smaller pieces of chicken are at the centre while larger ones at the edges of the plate.

Step 2:  Add some water, oil or olive oil which will keep the chicken moist and wet.

Step 3: take the plastic paper and cover the microwave-safe plate. Plastic wrapper will prevent the chicken smell from spreading in the microwave .  place the plate into the microwave. Keep the microwave on full power for a minute or two. 

Switch off the microwave and analyse the chicken.  Check out whether the chicken is ready or not. If yes, go ahead to eat. If not, cook  chicken for another 30 seconds. Analyse the chicken and check out the chicken. It is admissible to keep the internal temperature at 165 fahrenheit.

Pros and cons using microwave


how to reheat chicken on stove?

Step 1: take out all the bones out of the chicken. The recommended way is to take the chicken which has no bone or cartilage. Take the knife and make small pieces of the chicken. The pieces of the chicken must be inch small. This practice helps in the reheating process.

 Step 2: Take the pan and add some oil, butter or oil .  Add the chicken pieces and stir it frequently.  Do this practice until the temperature reaches 165 fahrenheit.  Checkout the check. Enjoy it if it is moist and fresh.

Pros and cons of using Stove 


how to reheat chicken in air fryer?

Having the airfryer is a great deal to do wonders with chicken leftovers. 

Step 1 : preheat the air fryer at 375°F for 5 minutes. 

Step 2:  Place the chicken in the air fryer plate or fryer basket depending upon the Model which you use .

Step 3:  Place the airfryer basket into the air fryer and heat it until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. You can use a food thermometer.

Pros and cons of using an air fryer

What not to do?

Not to use plastic paper

Avoid using plastic paper when you are using an air fryer. What happens if you use plastic paper? Well, it melts with food. It will damage the air fryer as well as food.

High Heat

Heating the chicken in a pan, oven and microwave  for a longer period of time at high temperature may degrade the chicken quality, flavour and taste. 

History of inasal – A Traditional Filipino Dish

 Bacolod city of the Philippines is the birthplace of inasal. This Bacolod city is famous for chicken recipes. In the local language,  inasal means roasted or grilled chicken. Importantly, Bacolod is known as a city of chicken.

Why is this inasal so famous in the world? Well , its making makes it distinctive and unique. It is marinated with local spices like lemongrass, filipino lime, and local sauces. Thus, these ingredients make the inasal unique and popular in the entire world.

history of chicken inasal

How To Store inasal?

There are various methods of storing the inasal at home or elsewhere.  Take the foil paper and wrap the chicken leftover. Use the freezer for a longer period of storage. Freezer is the best place when it comes to saving the chicken for 2 to 3 months. However, you can use the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

WhatTo Serve With Inasal?

There are many possible dishes you can add in order to multiply the taste of the inasal. For example, you can use fried rice, steamed rice, boiled vegetables including cucumber and broccoli,tomato and atchara, a famous filipino pickle. You can serve the inasal with mang. Mang helps in reducing the acidity factor thus making the taste more refreshing.


Taste and aroma of the chicken due to its distinctive making ,make the dish popular in the entire world.

Bacolod city of the Philippines is the origin of inasal.

Around  30 minutes are required in order to air fry the chicken inasal. Similarly whole chicken can be cooked in 30 to 40 minutes in the air fryer.

Reheating the leftovers of the chicken is the same as the other meats like pork. You can reheat the chicken for 2 to 3 times. But, it is recommended to reheat only those parts which you wish to take in.

Yes you can. It takes 2 to 3 minutes to get the job done.

You can reheat the chicken BBQ in the oven, stove, microwave and air fryer. Each appliance has its own pros and cons.

Reheating may result in rough, hard and dry chicken. In order to moist the chicken, use olive oil, sauces, apple sauce and others to make it fresh. 


To summarise, I have concluded about how to reheat the iconic dish of chicken inasal. For this reason, I explained multiple methods to get the job done. Besides, I have mentioned the pros and cons of every method. Apart from this, what is the best way to keep the chicken leftover safe is part of this reading.

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