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This oven-roasted chicken is inspired by the Brathaehnchen served commonly in Bavarian Biergartens, small shops, and food carts. You can serve this chicken with many side dishes, but favorites are fried potatoes or spaetzle and a nice garden salad. Weiss beer doesn’t hurt at all!


I subbed arrowroot starch for the flour for a gluten free version and it rocked the house. I cooked the whole chicken for about 20 minutes on 350* then it was time to go for the run so I turned it down to 200* and was gone about 2.5 hours. When I got back it was perfect. so very perfect. scraps will make a fabulous bone broth!


Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 41.5g 83% DV; carbohydrates 3.1g 1% DV; fat 34.5g 53% DV; cholesterol 129.3mg 43% DV; sodium 445.6mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
Crispy Roasted Chicken Crispy Roasted Chicken


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (4 pound) broiler-fryer chicken, cut in half lengthwise


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 2

In a spice grinder or mortar, combine kosher salt, caraway seeds, sage, fennel, coriander, and rosemary. Grind to a coarse powder. Transfer spice mixture to a bowl and stir in paprika, garlic powder, flour, and onion powder; mix in vegetable oil to make a smooth paste.

Step 3

Pat chicken halves dry with paper towels and tuck wing tips up behind the back. Brush spice paste onto chicken halves, coating both sides, taking care to season under wings and legs. Place chicken halves in baking dish or roasting pan with skin sides up, leaving space around chicken so halves aren't touching.

Step 4

Roast in preheated oven until a thermometer inserted in a thigh reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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