A KFC pot pie is a perfect dish to warm up on a cold and dreary day. It’s not too heavy, not too filling, and it always has that perfect feeling. The only problem is you can’t eat it all at once!
So when you store the leftover pot pie, the next day you would like to reheat it maintaining the same crispiness. But the challenge is how do you reheat a KFC pot pie without making it soggy? and that is exactly what we are going to discuss in detail.
First, let’s look at the different methods to reheat a KFC pot pie.
Using An Oven
First, I’ll make sure to preheat my oven about 250 degrees Fahrenheit or 120 degree Celsius before putting my KFC pot pie in it (pre-heating will prevent pot pies from overcooking)
Then place a paper towel over the top of the dish, spray it with oil, and place it in the oven guard and leave it in the oven for one and half hours or until heated through. This method is a simple, quick, and easy way to reheat your pie.
Reheat On The Grill
If you’re looking for something a little more hot than cold, try reheating a frozen pot pie on the grill.
Follow the below steps to reheat the pie on a grill.
1. If you plan to grill outdoors, be sure to preheat the grill on high for ten minutes. Grill temperature should be between 350°F and 400°F.
2. Place the KFC chicken or veg pot pie on a baking sheet and cover the edges using a pie shield so that the edges don’t burn while the entire pie is reheating on the grill. If you don’t have a pie shield use the tin foils to cover the edges of the dish while baking.
3. After about one hour or so, remove the pie from the grill and let it sit for at least ten minutes before serving in order to give it a chance to cool down a bit.
Using the instant pot
You can also use an instant pot to reheat leftover fully cooked pot pie.
Here are the steps:
1. Turn the Instant Pot on and wait for it to heat up
2. Add water into the pot, then place the sealed frozen pot pie in the Instant Pot and set for a high-pressure cooking time.
3. Allow 10 minutes of natural release of pressure before opening the lid
4. Remove pot pie from the pot, let cool slightly or thaw fully, then serve warm.
That’s it. These are the ways to reheat a KFC pot pie quickly and easily.
How to prevent the KFC pot pie from becoming soggy?
If the bottom crust of your pie is soggy when you reheat it, there are a couple of ways to prevent it from becoming that way.
One technique involves covering the surface of the crust with a paper towel and enclosing that in aluminum foil before you transfer it to a baking dish.
The resulting damp (but hopefully not wet) layer of paper will absorb any water on the surface of the pie and keep it dry when reheating.
My mom used this technique all the time with our homemade pies, especially when she was making pumpkin, apple, or pecan pies for Thanksgiving—she typically bakes them in advance so they can cool down on their own while she’s finishing up other preparations.
When reheating these types as well as other pies, she often asks me to cover the crust with a paper towel before heating. This prevents the pie from becoming soggier.
Tip: Avoid placing a hot apple pie in the refrigerator right after baking it since this will make the surface crust soggy. Instead, allow the hot pie to cool to room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator.
How can you reheat pot pie without it spreading all over?
Nobody wants the pie to go all over and not enjoy it!
Our friend’s trick is really simple: make a makeshift pie dish out of foil- this will ensure your delicious dessert remains tidy when reheating in the oven.
Layout 2-3 sheets of aluminum foil and form into a dish shape. Place your pie inside it and wrap the edges around the edges of the plate. This will keep any of your pies filling from spilling out all over the place when heating.
How do you cool down your hot pie on a hot summer day?
The best way to cool down your pie is to leave it at room temperature so that the air can cool it off. You can also break up the pie into smaller pieces so that air can go through better and start cooling it faster. Another way is to top the pie with some ice cream if you want an instant solution.
How to store a cooked KFC pot pie?
The best way to store a pot pie for more than one day is to place it in an airtight container, cover the top with aluminum foil, and put it into a refrigerator at a temperature of 35-38° F. This is the perfect temperature to keep the pot pie fresh for three days. However, if the pot pie is left out at room temperature, it will be safe to eat for the next two hours.