Everytime I heat up chicken in the microwave it tastes pretty strange and has a not-so-appealing odour too.. What is the best way to heat up those leftovers?
To get the best results reheating food in the microwave, use 50% or 75% power, and turn the plate every 20 seconds or so (if you don't have a turntable). Stir or flip a few times if you can. Only get it just hot enough, no more. Food overcooked in the microwave is just nasty.
I usually add a little bit of water (just a few tablespoons) to whatever I am heating up. I find this provides additional moisture and keeps the food from getting too dry. Also, be sure to stir/flip regularly so that the food is evenly heated.