How to Reheat Chinese Food in Air Fryer

How to Reheat Chinese Food in Air Fryer

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We all have experienced the guilt of throwing away leftover food that has turned cold and tasteless. Especially when it’s delicious Chinese food we relished the day before!

Thankfully, you can now enjoy your leftover food by reheating them within minutes. Check out how to reheat Chinese food in the air fryer!


  • Leftover Chinese food
  • Water & Spatula (for fried rice)
  • Oil spray & Tongs (for crisp fried Chinese food)
  • Aluminum foil (for saucy Chinese food)


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375° F for 3-5 minutes. If your air fryer has a reheat mode then press that button instead.
  2. To prep-
  • Place the Chinese fried rice on the air fryer pan. Drizzle some water on the rice and stir it.
  • Oil-spray the batter-coated fried chicken or spring rolls and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • For the saucy Chinese chicken, line the basket with 2 aluminum sheets, then put the chicken pieces in a single layer. 
  1. Place the pan in the air fryer-
  • Heat the rice for 7-8 minutes while stirring it halfway through.
  • For the crisp fried chicken/rolls, heat for 4 minutes while flipping them at 2 minutes intervals using tongs.
  • Saucy Chinese chicken needs 8 minutes to reheat and should be flipped after 4 minutes.

Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • You can also reheat frozen leftover Chinese food in the air fryer within 15-16 minutes. The advantage is that you don’t need to thaw it before reheating it. Just start at a lower temperature to help defrost the food and then increase the heat. Do remember to stir/flip in between for best results.

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