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Simple Oven Fried Chicken ~ Oma's Brathendl

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Oven Fried Chicken, aka Gebratenes Hühnchen or Brathendl, 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 remove that breading and include paprika in the rub ... German!

Actually, Brathendl is a favorite German meal, especially in southern Germany and then most especially at Oktoberfest. Just brush with melted butter and season with salt and paprika. DELISH!

Finger-lickin' good oven fried chicken pieces, easy and economical, perfect for family night dinners, for company, and even Oktoberfest! It’s Brathendl, Oma-style!

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.

Fast Food Chicken?

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.

  • Easy, I just take my favorite seasoning salt, sprinkle it on the chicken pieces and bake. If you don't have a seasoning salt, just use salt and pepper.
  • Recently, I've started using Montreal Steak Spice. NICE!
  • Economical, I use whatever is on sale - chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs, quarter chicken pieces or I cut up a whole chicken.

Easy Clean-Up ...

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. Easy clean up since once I pour off any accumulated grease, that stoneware gets cleaned in the dishwasher. 

Both ways will give finger-lickin' good chicken.

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Oma says,

Please don't use an old stewing hen! Tough! For these types of quick chicken recipes you'll need a nice young bird!

Bake as many pieces as you need - leftovers are always nice!

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Simple Oven Fried Chicken ~ Oma's Brathendl

Finger-lickin' good oven fried chicken pieces, aka gebratenes Hühnchen or Brathendl, easy and economical, perfect for family night dinners, for company, and even Oktoberfest! It’s Brathendl, Oma-style!

If you're thinking of a complete roast chicken dinner, then take a look at this one. Super easy and delicious as well.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Bake Time

60 minutes

Total Time

70 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (approx. 3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil (optional)
  • Seasoning Salt (or salt and pepper)
  • paprika

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Trim any fat from chicken with scissors.
  3. Arrange chicken pieces, skin side down, in a single layer on stoneware cookie sheet, or on cookie rack on foil-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Brush with butter (if using) and sprinkle seasoning salt and paprika all over. Turn pieces over, skin side up, and brush with butter (if using) and sprinkle seasoning salt and paprika all over. Do not cover chicken.
  5. Put on middle rack in oven and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until internal temp is at least 165°F.

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Simple Oven Fried Chicken ~ Oma's Brathendl


Finger-lickin' good oven fried chicken pieces, easy and economical, perfect for family night dinners, for company, and even Oktoberfest! It’s Brathendl, Oma-style!


Ingredients: chicken, seasoning salt, paprika, butter or oil,

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