How to Reheat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich: Ridiculously Easy Instructions

How to Reheat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

Once to twice a month, I crave something that is quick, easy, and fast (when I am not counting calories or looking at nutritional values). My go-to favorite cheat food is a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich for a little zing throughout the day. But if you’re eating any one of these fast food sandwiches you know how addictive they can be too!

“There is not a single day that I have ordered just one sandwich. The order often consists of 2-3 sandwiches, leaving me with a few leftovers that I either reheat and eat for dinner or use up the next day.” ~ anonymous

Same dilemma here!

And while we enjoy having leftover Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, the reheating process might be… let’s just say challenging AT FIRST.

So without further ado, let’s go over how to reheat your Chick-fil-A sandwich — make that delicious chicken sandwich taste just like it did when you first took a bite out of it!

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Should You Reheat the Sandwich on its Own?

The Chick-Fil-A Sandwich has different elements to it. There is the soft and buttery bun, the crispy chicken in the middle, and the pickles and other vegetables in the bottom. If you generally reheat the entire thing together, that is where the problem starts. 

Reheating the entire sandwich makes the chicken soggy and ruins it. This is what happens when you reheat an entire sandwich because not only does it taste terrible, but it’ll also turn into one big mess of cold mushy bread and sauce-drenched meat!

Chick-Fil-A Sandwich on a plate

So, for the perfectly reheated chicken sandwich, remove the cold ingredients like the pickles and vegetables from the sandwich BEFORE you reheat it!

Methods to Reheat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

You can safely heat your sandwiches without fear of getting a mouthful of stale bread by following these few simple steps:

#1 In the Oven

Let’s start by clarifying that this may be a time-consuming process. You’ll have to be extremely patient ’til the sandwich reheats before you can enjoy it. However, reheating it in the oven is the closest you’d get to taste it as it did initially when you bought it. Here’s what you can do:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes.
  • While waiting, remove all the cold ingredients like pickles, onions, and tomatoes, if there are any.
  • On a baking sheet, line it with an aluminum foil and place your toasted buns and the fried chicken piece on it.
  • Bake everything for 5-8 minutes, depending on how many buns and chicken pieces you have on the baking sheet.
  • Once it’s done baking, you can take it out of the oven and reassemble the sandwich according to your taste.

#2 In the Microwave

This is a lazy man’s dream come true!

Not only does it take you a few seconds to reheat the sandwich, but the taste and texture of the sandwich will also be pretty much the same as when you just bought it! All you have to do is follow the steps below:

  • Take your leftover chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A and place it on a microwaveable plate.
  • Start by microwaving it in bursts for 30 seconds in the first go and then check it from the center.
  • The fried chicken should be done after microwaving it for 45 to 60 seconds.
  • Once everything is done reheating, take them out of the microwave and then reassemble them with the pickles and the OG sauce.
Chick-Fil-A Sandwich with bacon

#3 In the Pan

Using a stovetop is perfect if you don’t own an oven or microwave. However, this is a time-consuming process and requires you to keep an eye out for the progress from the beginning till the end.

  • Switch on your gas stove then place a cast-iron or non-stick pan on one hold, and a deep-neck pan on the other hob for deep frying the chicken piece.
  • On the non-stick pan, add a little butter and place the buns to toast them from both ends. Set aside once done.
  • In the second pan, fry the chicken in oil. Let it heat up for 2-3 minutes and then add the fried chicken to it. Fry again until both sides turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Once fried, take the meat out and transfer it to a plate lined with tissue paper soaked up excess oils for easier cleanup later
  • Sprinkle some spicy seasoning to the fried chicken and then reassemble the Chick-Fil-A sandwich whichever way you want.

#4 In the Air Fryer

This one is a little tricky, especially if you haven’t used an air fryer before in your life. This kitchen appliance helps to reheat the fried chicken piece without needing to refry it, thereby making it a healthier alternative.

  • Take the air fryer out and preheat the appliance for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once it’s done preheating, take your fried chicken piece and place it inside the air fryer’s basket.
  • Let it reheat for 3-4 minutes on one side and then the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  • In the meantime, toast your buns in the oven or microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once everything is done reheating, assemble everything together by adding the pickles and the sauce that you prefer.

How to Store Leftover Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches?

If you are considering buying a few Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for saving and eating later, it’s important that you know how to store them properly. Make sure that you eat them within a day or two before the sandwich lose its taste and texture. Also, you’ll have to remove the pickles and store them since the pickles tend to alter the taste of the sandwich even more.

Leftover Chick-Fil-A Sandwich

As for storing it in the fridge, you should stick to airtight containers to prevent any kind of moisture from seeping into the sandwich. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Chick Fil A be reheated?

The short answer is yes. You can heat up your chicken sandwich in the microwave for about 45 seconds to one minute, depending on how hot you like it. Make sure that before putting a heated food product into an insulated container or baggie, allow it time to cool down otherwise condensation will form and make everything soggy!

How do you reheat a Chick Fil A sandwich in the microwave?

It’s not rocket science, it just takes a little patience.

When you need to reheat your Chick Fil A sandwich in the microwave but don’t have much time for cooking… think of these two steps: First, remove all contents from the bread and place on a microwaveable plate or dish, then add any dressing AFTER heating/reheating instead of beforehand so as not to get soggy!


Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are addictive, not to mention that the taste is extremely unique. So, if you have a few leftovers at home and are wondering how to reheat them, this article gives you all the insights that you need for the reheating process. Just ensure that you don’t leave the leftovers in the fridge for more than two days if you don’t want to fall sick!


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