If you are a fan of chicharrones, you might have found yourself with leftovers that are not as crispy and delicious as when you first bought them.
But don’t worry, there are several ways to reheat chicharrones and make them crunchy again!
In this blog post, we will show you how to reheat chicharrones in different ways, including conventional oven, microwave, skillet, searing, air fryer, toaster oven, broiler and slow cooker.
Is It Safe To Reheat Chicharrones?
Yes! It is safe to reheat chicharrones if properly stored and reheated.
Keep your leftover pork skin snack in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
When reheating chicharrones make sure the internal temperature reaches 165℉ (74℃) before consuming.
Now that we got that out of the way let’s dive into how to reheat your pork rinds!
How to Reheat Chicharrones in a Conventional Oven
Reheating your pork skin snack in a conventional oven is one of the best methods if you want your chicharrones crunchy again.
- Preheat your oven at 350℉ (180℃).
- Place your chicharrones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes until they become crunchy.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool down for a minute before eating.
How to Reheat Chicharrones in the Microwave
Reheating chicharrones in the microwave can be convenient if you’re short on time but be careful not overcook or they’ll turn rubbery.
- Place your chicharrones on a microwave-safe plate.
- Cover with a damp paper towel or microwave-safe lid.
- Heat in 30-second intervals until crispy, for about 1-2 minutes.
- Let it cool down before eating.
How to Reheat Chicharrones in a Skillet
If you’re looking for another method to reheat chicharrones, using a skillet could be a good choice.
- Place your chicharrones on the heated skillet with no oil needed.
- Cook on medium-high heat for up to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until they are crispy
- Transfer them out of the skillet onto a paper towel to soak up excess oil if necessary.
- Wait till it cool down and enjoy!
How to Reheat Chicharrones by Searing
Searing is also another method that ensures chicharrones are reheated evenly while maintaining their crunchiness.
- Preheat your pan over high heat.
- Once your pan is hot enough, place your pork rinds in the pan and cook evenly on all sides for 1-2 minutes each side
- Remove from the pan and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil if necessary
- Wait until it cools down before enjoying
How to Reheat Chicharrones in an Air Fryer
Using an air fryer is another efficient way of crisping up chicharrones without adding any extra fat.
- Preheat your air fryer at 360℉ (182°C)
- Place pre-cooked pork skin snack into the air fryer basket
- Cook for approximately two to four minutes or until you achieve desired crispiness
- Let it cool down before enjoying
How to Reheat Chicharrones Using a Toaster Oven
With its small size compared to ovens, toaster ovens are another alternative for reheating chicharrones.
- Preheat your toaster oven at 350℉ (180°C)
- Place your pre-cooked pork skin snack onto a baking tray
- Bake for three to four minutes or until crisp
- Let it cool down before enjoying
How to Reheat Chicharrones in a Broiler
Broiling is another method that ensures your chicharrones get crispy on the outside by exposing them directly to heat from the broiler.
- Turn on the oven and set the broiler on high heat
- Place leftover pork rinds in a single layer onto a baking sheet
- Put them closer to the top of the oven so they can cook quickly.
- When crispy, let them cool down before enjoying
How to Reheat Chicharrones in a Slow Cooker
Reheating leftover pork skin snacks in a slow cooker may take longer but will leave you with tender yet crunchy chicharrones.
- Turn on your slow cooker and set it at low heat
- Place your leftover pork rinds inside
- Allow cooking up-to four hours or until they become crispy
- Remove and let it cool down for several minutes before eating
Tips for Reheating Chicharones
Here are some simple tips that can help make sure you’re getting perfectly crispy reheated chicharrones:
- Never add extra moisture like water or oil since it might turn soft.
- Don’t overcrowd, separate into small batches.
- Keep an eye out for overcooking since overcooked pork rinds turn rubbery.
- Use different methods besides microwaving, as other methods make reheated chicharron more crunchy than microwaving them.
Chances are, you won’t finish all those crunchy pork rinds when you buy them next time – so keep in mind that you can always reheat them using one of the above methods.
There are a lot of different ways to make your pork cracklings crispy again, from an oven or toaster to a skillet or air fryer.
Experiment with the different methods and find what works best for you. If you follow these tips, you’ll have deliciously crisp chicharrones every time.
Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.