The Chicken is Cooked! (Our reheating Instructions)

of our meats are fully cooked can be reheated or served cold.  If you have one of our products in your hands, it has been fully cooked to a minimum temperature to be SAFE.  Each item has been tested (with a meat thermometer – EACH ONE), to be sure it has reached the minimum acceptable internal temperature.  If you have serious concerns about your item being cooked, please return it immediately for an exchange, free of charge.

The reheating times found in our instruction are approximate. You may need to adjust based on your oven type, and preferred eating temperature, and preferred texture.  Our reheating time and temperature estimates are based on using a cool, thawed product.

Grab and Go Items

Pork – Has been cooked to 165 oF Internal Temp. and tested.   375F for 20-25 minutes – Cover for 20 minutes, uncover for the last 5. 

Chicken – Has been cooked to 165 oF Internal Temp. and tested (EACH ONE)375F for 20-25 minutes – Cover for 20 minutes, uncover for the last 5. 

Beef – Has been cooked to 145 oF Internal Temp. and tested   375F for 5-10 minutes – Cover for 5 minutes, uncover for the last 5.  Oh that aroma! 

Sausage – Has been cooked to 170 oF Internal Temp. and tested.   We recommend steaming.  It adds a good ‘snap’ to the casing.  Get some (1/2“) water boiling (in the bottom of a pan or steamer), steam for 5 minutes, flipping once.  Or Oven: 350F for 5-10 minutes – Cover for 5 minutes, uncover for the last 5 (tougher casing, may be little drier sausage). 

Pork or Beef Ribs – Have been cooked to 170 oF Internal Temp. and tested.   Wrap in Tinfoil, place in pre-heated oven375F for 15-20 minutes – Cover for 10 minutes, uncover for the last 10. 

Pulled-Pork –Has been cooked (165 oF) and lightly sauced. melt some butter in a pan, get the pan hot (don’t burn the butter!), add the portion size you would like, flip it after two minutes (or stir it if you’ll be eating from a bowl) wait two minutes. Serve.  Never press the juice out of it.  Add sauce between flips if you like a saucier pulled pork.  Or, microwave 1 minute/portion (2/3 cup). Stir and sauce, microwave 1 minute/portion.

Heating Fully Baked Pies:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Put the pie on a cookie sheet on foil or parchment, and lightly cover with foil. For a 9-inch pieheat for 15-20 minutes.    https://www.nilespie.com › pages › reheating-your-pies

Warming in Water: 

Home-warming our vacuum-packed food in the bag works very similar.  If you have bought a vacuum-packed product from us, it’s in a food-grade plastic that is safe for heating.  Put a pot of water on the stove, turn the dial to ‘7’, and put the food in the pot.  In 15 minutes, the food should be hot-enough to eat.  The water should be just shy of a boil.  Why do we say ‘do not boil’? 

Many people think ‘boil in a bag’ is a way to cook.  We’re not sure where that comes from but we’re looking.  If the pot (itself) is too hot, the plastic can be melted, which allows water into the bag, and ruins the food (unless a boiled chicken-breast was what you were looking for)… EW.  So, please don’t boil the products.

Dan Corbett

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