Bakery chickens are great to eat right away or to put in the fridge and eat with meals. If you want to heat the chicken, take it out of the wrapper and decide if you want to use the oven, stove or microwave. Heat it until it is 74°C internal temperature and serve with your favorite side dishes.
Method 1 of 3: In the oven
Step 1. Preheat oven to 180 ºC and get a refractory
While the oven heats up, take the chicken out of its packaging and place it in a glass oven or a baking dish.
Step 2. Cover and roast the chicken for 25 minutes
Place the lid on the glass refractory or cover the baking sheet and place the chicken in the preheated oven. Bake until it reaches 74°C by attaching an instant-read thermometer.
- Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken.
- If the roasting pan or ovenproof dish does not have a lid, cover with aluminum foil and press tight around the edges to seal.
Step 3. Remove the lid and bake for another five minutes to make the skin crispy
If you want the chicken to brown and have a crispy skin, remove the lid or the foil from the top and put it back in the oven.
Bake for another five minutes so that the skin turns golden
Method 2 of 3: On Stove
Step 1. Shred or cut the chicken into small pieces
If you have a few pieces of baked chicken left over or just want to heat a part of it, cut or shred the meat.
The pieces must be 2 to 5 cm
Step 2. Heat one to three teaspoons of oil over medium to high heat
Use less if you're heating a little chicken and more if you're heating a pan full of meat.
Use vegetable, canola or coconut oil
Step 3. Stir the chicken and cook for four to five minutes
Keep stirring the meat while it heats up. Turn off the heat as soon as the whole chicken is hot.
- It is important to make it clear that the edges of the chicken can be crispy when heated on the stove.
- Since the pieces will be too small to use the thermometer, heat them up enough until they smoke.
Method 3 of 3: In the microwave
Step 1. Set microwave power to medium
If your microwave is programmed with percentages, set it to 70%.
Step 2. Place the chicken in a microwave-safe dish
If you are going to heat the whole chicken, place it on top of a microwave-safe baking dish to capture the liquids that the meat will release.
Speed things up by breaking the chicken into pieces or shredding. Then place the shredded meat or pieces in a microwave-safe dish
Step 3. Heat the chicken in the microwave for one and a half to five minutes
If you are going to add the whole chicken, leave it for five minutes before reading the internal temperature.
If you are going to heat up pieces or shredded meat, put it on for a minute and a half and read the temperature
Step 4. See if the meat has reached 74°C
Insert an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It must indicate 74°C or more for the meat to be safe for consumption.
Step 5. Bake for five minutes if you want to make the skin crispy
If you want the baked chicken to have a crispy skin, put it in the oven at 180 ºC.