The Absolute Best Way To Reheat Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are undoubtedly the ultimate messy-finger food. If you're a sports fan, you know that chicken wings and big games are an unbeatable combination. And while most people have tucked into a plate of wings on Super Bowl Sunday, these finger-licking good snacks can be enjoyed every day of the year. While there are many things to love about this cut of chicken, the best part about wings is the plethora of sauces that pair with them. Of course, chicken wings are tasty on their own, but the sauces make these savory snacks shine. From chili garlic and lemon pepper to honey mustard and classic hot buffalo chicken wings, there's a wing sauce for every taste bud (via Delish).

Nothing feels better than receiving an order of gut-busting chicken wings straight from the oven. But all too often, the towering pile you are served is impossible to finish in one meal. Thankfully, chicken wings make great leftovers and midnight snacks. The downside? It can be difficult getting your chicken wings hot and crispy after a day in the fridge. But if you want to re-create a fresh-from-oven experience, it all comes down to how you re-heat your chicken wings the next day.

For crisp and juicy wings, reheat your chicken in the oven

While it might be tempting to stick your leftover wings straight in the microwave for a quick zap, you may want to opt for a better method. Using an oven as your re-heating method may seem time-consuming, but it is well worth it. According to Southern Living, the oven will help create the optimal chicken wing consumption experience — a "crisped exterior and moist and juicy inside." Re-heating your wings in the oven may take more time in the kitchen, but it will be worth every second when you take that first flavorful bite of chicken and experience that addictive crunch.

But first things first. Before putting your wings in the oven, make sure they're at room temperature. Take your wings out of the fridge and let them sit for 15 minutes. While you wait, preheat your oven to 350º and spray your cooking tray with cooking spray. Once your wings have thawed, place your wings on the tray at least an inch apart. To avoid dry wings, HelloFresh chef Claudia Sidoti advises spritzing your wings with water for optimum moisture levels (via First For Women).

Once your wings are in the oven, set a timer for about five to six minutes. Then, flip each of your wings over and cook them for another five to six minutes. Voila! Your wings are ready for devouring.