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How to Reheat Chicken Wings Like a Poultry Wizard

Watch out, Wingstop: This dude’s a wing vacuum

So you got stoned, went to Wingstop, ordered a 30-piece Crew Pack all for yourself, puked in the bathroom halfway through, and now that you’re home and high (again), you have another 15 wings to eat. There’s just one problem: They’re not warm anymore, and nobody likes cold wings. Luckily for you, I asked the poultry savants on r/ChickenWings how to reheat chicken wings, and they offered up some good advice. Just try to not yack this time.

How to Reheat Chicken Wings in the Oven

This one is super easy. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your wings on a baking sheet or cast iron skillet and bake for anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them. Make sure to flip them halfway through, too.

If you like your wings extra crispy, spritzing them with some olive oil spray beforehand can help while also keeping them from drying out. Cranking up the temperature and lessening the amount of time you bake them is another option if you love a good crunch.

How to Nuke Poultry Appendages in the Microwave

If you’re short on time, microwaving your wings can be slightly quicker. Situate a damp paper towel onto a microwave-safe plate, put a few wings on top, then cover them with another damp paper towel — this will prevent them from going totally dry. From there, simply blast them for about two minutes; any more than that will syphon out all that precious moisture.

If you’re not in a huge rush, it helps to follow up the microwave by sticking your wings in a 350-degree oven for one minute on each side. This will help to crisp them up.

How to Warm Up Bird Bits in an Air Fryer

One of the more popular ways to reheat chicken wings on r/ChickenWings is by using an air fryer, which provides nice, quick crispy results. Again, it’s fairly simple. Set your air fryer to anywhere between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit and fry for seven to 10 minutes. Just make sure to not overcrowd the basket, or else they won’t heat evenly.

Now you and your wings should be all good. If you need more help reheating foods you ordered too much of while high, here’s how to heat up a burrito, and perhaps more importantly, how to bring those McDonald’s fries you bought last night back to life.

Now, go get that oven fired up!