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    • minnie123
    • By minnie123 18th Oct 10, 4:00 PM
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    Reheating a cooked (Rotisserie) Chicken advice please
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    • 18th Oct 10, 4:00 PM
    Reheating a cooked (Rotisserie) Chicken advice please 18th Oct 10 at 4:00 PM
    Hi,

    I bought a cooked chicken from Morrisons at lunchtime today to eat for tea tonight. It has cooled now so I have just put it into the fridge. Can anyone recommend me the best way to reheat later before eating, and is it safe to do so?

    Thanks Very Much x
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    • Miss Laid
    • By Miss Laid 18th Oct 10, 4:44 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 4:44 PM
    I always reheat mine and we are still here, if its for a roast I make the gravy then pour gravy into a large frying and add the chicken then simmer for around 5 mins, or i add it to a curry and cook for 20 mins in the oven, I find it needs a "sauce" to stop it drying out
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    • 18th Oct 10, 4:59 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 4:59 PM
    I usually strip the meat from it when cold, then reheat the meat in the microwave and serve as normal - or reheat it in a curry or chicken supreme cook-in sauce. I do this often.
    • antenna
    • By antenna 18th Oct 10, 5:22 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 5:22 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 5:22 PM
    There are no germs in a properly cooked chicken so they can be reheated with no problem.
    If you yourself introduce germs into a cooked chicken while cooling it down or unhygenic handling then these can be destroyed by reheating the chicken to cooking temperature for 5 minutes.
    For example...you buy a cooken chicken from tesco's in a sealed bag (this chicken has no germs in it)..if you think it might have,then dont even eat it hot from the bag!......if you need to eat it later then leave in bag sealed from any risk,germs cannot enter the sealed bag so it must be ok to reheat within a couple of hours to cooking temp for 5 minutes.......simples
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    • 18th Oct 10, 5:48 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 5:48 PM
    yes, as suggested there is no problem. the guide for reheating says 72c (or 75c depending on source) for at least 2 minutes.

    might not taste quite as good...
    • UnderPressure
    • By UnderPressure 18th Oct 10, 6:36 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 6:36 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 6:36 PM
    You could throw it back in the oven at around 200 degrees for say 15-20 mins, this should re-heat it and also help to crisp the skin a bit
    • minnie123
    • By minnie123 18th Oct 10, 6:36 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 6:36 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 6:36 PM
    Thanks everyone I think I will wrap in foil and stick in preheated oven for 15 mins then.
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    • minnie123
    • By minnie123 18th Oct 10, 6:37 PM
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    When I googled about reheating it I just got a lot of scare stories x
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    • By UnderPressure 18th Oct 10, 6:45 PM
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    • 18th Oct 10, 6:45 PM
    When I googled about reheating it I just got a lot of scare stories x
    Originally posted by minnie123

    Dont worry as long as you make sure it is piping hot in the middle it will be fine, the tin foil is a great idea if you dont like crispy skin as it will help to keep it moist.

    The dangers with chicken is more to do with cooking it from raw, as already said as long as it has been cooked properly to begin with (which you can only hope lol) there should be no problem just make sure it is hot throughout. You will be fine
    • zenseeker
    • By zenseeker 18th Oct 10, 7:41 PM
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    When I googled about reheating it I just got a lot of scare stories x
    Originally posted by minnie123
    I used to work on the Oven Fresh in Morrisons and could tell you some stories way scarier :/
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    • By minnie123 18th Oct 10, 10:33 PM
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  • leo~saphira
    There are no germs in a properly cooked chicken so they can be reheated with no problem.
    If you yourself introduce germs into a cooked chicken while cooling it down or unhygenic handling then these can be destroyed by reheating the chicken to cooking temperature for 5 minutes.
    For example...you buy a cooken chicken from tesco's in a sealed bag (this chicken has no germs in it)..if you think it might have,then dont even eat it hot from the bag!......if you need to eat it later then leave in bag sealed from any risk,germs cannot enter the sealed bag so it must be ok to reheat within a couple of hours to cooking temp for 5 minutes.......simples
    Originally posted by antenna
    Wrong.. You can still get food poisoning from cooked chicken as it might looked cooked on the outside... but what about the inner?.

    Sorry I had to put this post up - how do you know that the bag is sterile? Now, how do you know how the chicken was placed in the bag - may have being the tongs to put the chicken in there (did those tongs touch raw meat?) or the use of gloves and fingers or the odd hair might get in.

    As part of my Food Safe and Hazard Risk Assessments in past life I can honestly say... I would honestly would wash and recook to full temp, so the chicken meat has a internal temp of above 65c as you would in a oven
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    • By pompeyfanpaul 9th Jul 17, 4:22 PM
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    I wouldn't reheat a cooked chicken in the oven, but thoroughly reheating it in the microwave is safe
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    • By McKneff 9th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    Just reheat what you actually need. Use the leftovers tomorrow so you arent re heating twice .
    Or freeze
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