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reheat rotisserie chicken air fryer

Reheat Rotisserie Chicken in Air Fryer

Summer Yule
Learn how long to reheat rotisserie chicken in air fryer to get crispy skin and moist meat! It's the best way to reheat chicken leftovers!
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 147 kcal


  • 1 rotisserie chicken (cold)
  • chicken side dishes (optional)


  • Cut the chicken into pieces. You don’t need to separate the chicken from the bones. It's fine if the pieces have some variation in size, but if the pieces are too small, it will take less time to reheat.
  • Put the chicken skin side up on an air fryer tray. Put your air fryer basket or tray in the air fryer. (Use the top rack position for air fryer ovens.)
  • Air fry for 5-6 minutes at 400°F (200°C). (Air fryer times may vary, so check the chicken early, after about 3 minutes, the first time you try this recipe.)
  • Serve chicken with side dishes, if desired.


This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). Rotisserie chicken is a super option if you have a weight loss goal or are just trying to eat healthier. Pair it with some low-oil non-starchy veggies for a low-calorie meal. Add some starchy foods (potatoes, corn, peas, rice, etc.) if you have higher energy needs.
The leanest and most protein dense type of chicken is skinless chicken breast. This means that this is the part of the chicken that has the most protein per calorie. 
Chicken thighs (dark meat chicken) are a little higher in fat and calories. Chicken skin also adds more fat and calories. (That said, I’d argue crispy chicken skin is the tastiest part of the chicken and it’s important to enjoy your food!)
One of the most classic examples of a “health food meal” is skinless chicken breast paired with rice and broccoli. That’s a fine option, but there are so many other ways to enjoy rotisserie chicken that are just as nutritious.
For example, make a chicken stir fry, or throw some chicken chunks in a broth-based soup. You could also experiment with different chicken + grain + veggie combinations. Consider quinoa, wild rice, barley, sorghum, or whole wheat pasta instead of rice. Try snow peas, roasted peppers, Brussels sprouts, carrots, or zucchini instead of the broccoli.
Mixing up the variety of foods in your healthful diet can keep things from getting boring. This may make eating healthier easier for you to stick to.
Nutrition information is for 4 ounces (113 grams) of Costco rotisserie chicken breast (per Cronometer).


Calories: 147kcalProtein: 28gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 0.67gIron: 5.3% DV
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