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07 January 2010 @ 05:06 pm
Reheating chicken cutlets  
First let me say, I am a rookie when it comes to preparing food. And I prepare meat even less.

But, tonight I am making chicken cutlets for myself. And I'm going to make one more to have for lunch tomorrow. I'd be taking it to work, where we only have a microwave. Can I reheat it that way, or would it be incredibly dry? Otherwise I'm fine with just having it on bread as a cold sandwich.

And for more detail:

These are chicken breast filets, coated in egg and breadcrumbs, then fryed. I also use jellied cranberry sauce on the side.
just meleatherfemme on January 7th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
I find microwaved fried stuff to be pretty nasty. It makes them soggy and floppy and (to me) just gross.

The amount of time you'd need to reheat it in the micro shouldn't dry it out. Just don't overdo it. If it wasn't fried and you were concerned, I'd say wrap it in a paper towl that you've lightly sprinkled with water. That tends to work pretty well at helping with the moisture.
Meriallbantiarna on January 7th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
I agree with the above poster, dry will not be your issue. It will be soggy. You might be better off eating it in a sandwich.
library scientistgindaisy on January 7th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
I think a sandwich would be fine but personally I would just take it out of the refrigerator on my way to work and leave it out until lunch so it would be room temperature. Since it is cooked, it shouldn't be a problem in terms of food borne illnesses, but your skeeve factor may vary. :)
Bob Loblawclaireh on January 7th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
I microwave leftover dinner for lunch every day. Some things reheat better than others, but it is always edible and in my opinion, better than a sandwich. It is just nice to have something warm.

If there is a toaster oven there, that might work better for a breaded a friend cutlet, though.
Jenarrien on January 7th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
whenever I reheat chicken I make sure to cover it and to barely reheat it -- overdoing it dries it out very quickly.
Divinity Jones: turnedintomomzombiehamster on January 8th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Do it on medium or medium low for a longer time, don't use high. Cover it with a paper plate or folded paper towel, and let it rest for a minute or two before you move it at all.