I have no idea what makes this chicken German. I was just looking for something new to do with chicken, and I stumbled onto the concept. I don't know who invented it, or why, but I will say that the end product was pretty dang tasty.
Make sure the dish is large enough to hold both your chicken and the potatoes!
Okay, I'm not sure what was so fun about that. I just wanted to make the recipe seem a little more exciting. Did it work?
This is a half chicken that's been quartered. Does that make sense??
Arrange your little potatoes around the chicken.
Use a sauce you know you'll like--the sauce can change the overall flavor of this dish quite a bit, and if you cheap out and use a yucky sauce, you might not like the end result.
Scoop out some of the apple/kraut mixture and then top it with moist slices of BBQ chicken. Smash the potatoes slightly and top with butter and maybe a little sour cream. You've got an easy and definitely different dish to surprise your family and guests. Give it a try tonight!
Recipe: German Chicken
4 slices bacon
1/2 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, mashed
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
1 1/2 c. sauerkraut
1/2 chicken, halved
6-8 small roasting potatoes
3/4-1 c. of your favorite BBQ sauce
In a large pan, cook bacon until fat has rendered.
While the bacon cooks, thinly slice half an onion and smash your garlic. Add them to the pan of bacon.
While the onions cook, core, halve, and thinly slice the apple. Lay the apple slices in a shallow baking dish. Cover the apple slices with the softened onions, garlic, and bacon. Then cover the onions with a layer of sauerkraut.
Arrange the chicken over the top of the sauerkraut, and be sure to season both sides of the meat. Lay potatoes around the chicken.
Pour BBQ sauce over the top of the chicken. Cover entire dish with tinfoil and bake at 350F for 3-40 minutes (may need to remove chicken and let potatoes finish by themselves.)