Oven Fried Chicken, aka Gebratenes Hühnchen, was (an is) a real treat for our family. The easy way was when my hubby brought home fast-food fried chicken pieces. Now, I know what you're probably thinking - this doesn't sound like a German-style chicken dinner. But include paprika in the rub ... German!
But when I served it with potatoes and red cabbage, m-m-m-m-m, it sure tasted like traditional German cooking! Really! One of our kids' favorites. And, leftovers are great.
The were two problems with getting fast-food chicken. First, it was expensive. Second, since we live way in the country, it was almost cold by the time he got it home. In other words, what I really wanted was quick and easy dinner recipes.
I experimented and came up with this easy version. Made in the oven, it was quick and didn't splatter! The above posted recipe is my solution. I wanted a recipe for roasted chicken that was easy and economical.
Quick clean up was also important. As much as I like quick and easy dinner recipes, if they take forever to clean up afterwards, I don't' use them often.
In the beginning, I put the chicken pieces on a cookie rack on a cookie sheet (with an edge). Good, but messy to clean. Not a winner.
So, I tried lining a cookie sheet with foil. That worked better. However, I found that my stoneware cookie sheet with an edge works best of all. I just put the chicken pieces directly on the stoneware - no rack. What's great about stoneware, there's very little splattering. Both ways will give finger-lickin' good chicken.
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