Bavarian roast chicken

Succulent roast chicken, stuffed with aromatics such as onion, garlic and rosemary, dripping with herb butter. Are you not in the kitchen yet?


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 10 min. preparation time, 90 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 1127 / Protein 318g / Carbohydr. 5g / Fat 87g

Ingredients (4 servings)

1chicken (free-range)
4 clovesgarlic
250 gbutter
2 tbsprosemary (divided)
2 tbspthyme (divided)
2 sprigsparsley
1 tbsppaprika
1 tbspsalt
1 tbsppepper


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Wine Tip

Mathilda Soleil, (Craftweissbier)
This sumptuous wheat beer with its malt and yeast overtones is a perfect pairing for the crispy chicken. Few beers have the fruity aromas of this one, which bring out the toasted flavor of the chicken. In addition, the beer’s fizziness cuts the richness of the dish.

Step 1

Bavarian roast chicken

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F. Coarsely chop onions. Finely mince garlic. Finely chop rosemary and thyme as well as the parsley.

oven, knife, chopping board

3 onions / 2 cloves garlic / 2 tbsp rosemary / 2 tbsp thyme / 2 sprigs parsley

Step 2

Bavarian roast chicken

Wash and dry the chicken. Cut the wings at the joint and remove cartilage at the end of the drumsticks. Stuff chicken with onions, parsley and half of each the garlic, rosemary and thyme. Truss the chicken by tying the end of the drumsticks together with cooking twine.

cooking twine

1 chicken / 1 tbsp garlic / 1 tbsp rosemary / 1 tbsp thyme

Step 3

Bavarian roast chicken

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the remaining garlic, rosemary and thyme.

small saucepan

250 g butter / 1 tbsp garlic / 1 tbsp rosemary / 1 tbsp thyme

Step 4

Bavarian roast chicken

Place chicken into a baking dish and rub salt, pepper and paprika into the skin. Transfer to preheated oven.

baking dish

1 tbsp salt / 1 tbsp pepper / 1 tbsp paprika

Step 5

Bavarian roast chicken

Every 30 min., remove the chicken from the oven and baste with herbed garlic butter. Bake for approx. 90 min. until the skin is golden and crispy. Enjoy!

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