(Closed) Microwaved leftover chicken tastes gross! Am I crazy?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Does microwaved leftover chicken taste funny/bad to you?
    Yes : (46 votes)
    62 %
    No : (28 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    You have to use a reheat setting, like soemthing that has a sensor or heats at 50% or something…I totally know what you’re talking about though!  If I use one of those settings and don’t let it get too hot, then it tastes fine 🙂

    Post # 4
    5958 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I hate the way anything tastes out of the microwave…Mr. 99 and I haven’t used one in 5 years and I can honestly say I don’t miss it, at all….

    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Do you reheat it on a plate or in containers?

    I know when I reheat food in our tupperware containers in the microwave they ALWAYS end up tasting like soap to me. If I do it on a plate, there really isn’t any soap taste.

    As for other reheating methods, try wrapping the chicken in foil (to keep moisture in) and putting it in the oven for a bit. It’ll take longer to heat up, but will retain it’s moisture and hopefully not make it taste gross to you.

    We did this with leftover brisket from the weekend and it stayed SUPER moist and tasted great.

    Post # 6
    1186 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    It’s not s bad if you reheat on the stove or very slowly in the microwave (on 50% power, stir often).

    Post # 7
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I hate, despise, loathe microwaved leftover chicken.  I won’t eat leftover chicken because of this. I also avoid chicken dishes if I want to have leftovers, because I either won’t eat it or it has to be something I can eat cold. Darling Husband thinks I’m crazy.  I’m so glad to see I’m not alone.

    Post # 8
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I hate leftover anything, pretty much. Even heated in the oven it never tastes the same…

    Post # 9
    3059 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    YES IT DOES!! Ewww…

    Post # 10
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I actually do not even own a microwave.  Not allowed in my house.  I don’t think it is healthy and I think it makes everything disgusting and sad.  🙂  I just heat on the stove or in the oven!

    Post # 11
    687 posts
    Busy bee

    Microwaved chicken always tastes gross. It is significantly less nasty if you put plastic wrap over the plate to keep the moisture in BUT it’s important to not put it in for too long or else it’ll be rubbery for sure. I usually feed leftover chicken to my dogs so I don’t have to deal with it!

    Post # 12
    993 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    everything microwaved leftover tastes gross

    Post # 13
    9082 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Depends HOW you reheat it.

    Chicken has a tendancy to get really dry if reheated wrong, but I keep mine moist by reheating it on a plate (Or in a container if it’s like in a gravy or a soup) and cover with a moist paper towel.

    Post # 14
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Leftover anything is usually not the same. 🙁

    Post # 15
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You know what is even worse? Microwaved turkey… ewww.

    Post # 16
    996 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I hate leftovers!!!

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