Bavarian Roasted Chicken with Chard


All Recipes interested me with a caraway, fennel and herb rubbed roasted chicken that they said came from the Bavarian region of Germany.  Okay.  I didn’t have any caraway seed but used internet recommended dill instead and I forgot to add the flour.  But this was the best roasted chicken I have had in years!  Years, I tell you!  Crusty with flavorful herbs and spices on the outside,  juicy and moist inside.  The mixture of herbs and spices is a keeper and I will be trying it on other meats and seafood.  Thank you All Recipes people!


When I brushed on the herb/spice paste and took a look at the chicken’s new look and smelled the aroma of the mixture, I was sold before it went to the oven.  Everybody should make this chicken!


I stir fried some chard with a little spinach to accompany the chicken but when I make this again, I will serve with potato and fresh green salad.   Still, chard goes with everything 🙂


Bavarian Roasted Chicken

1 roasting chicken, halved

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp dill seeds

1/2 tsp sage leaves

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

1/2 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves

2 tbsp dark paprika

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

5 tbsp olive oil

Grind all the seasonings together in a blender, add to the oil and brush on every part of the chicken halves.  Let the chicken rest for about 30 minutes, then roast skin side up in a 425 F oven for 15 minutes.   Baste with the oil from the bottom of the pan, lower the temperature to 375 F and continue to roast for 45 minutes.

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22 Responses to Bavarian Roasted Chicken with Chard

  1. My wife LOVES chard – I will definitely have to give this a try… Looks delicious!

  2. Hanzel L says:

    Reblogged this on Hanzel Lacida and commented:
    Looks delicious(mouth watering)

  3. The chicken looks and sounds wonderful – you’ve convinced me, I’ll be trying it!

  4. Looks delicious!

  5. chefconnie says:

    The rub on that chicken is perfect. Love the deep red color.

  6. Conor Bofin says:

    Gorgeous looking chicken. Great that you did not have the right ingredients and forgot the flour. That’s what made the difference!

  7. rsmacaalay says:

    This dish looks really good, all your meat dishes are awesome

  8. Tessa says:

    I really like that spice blend that you put on the chicken… Lovely photos as usual!

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  11. I started a low carb diet 5 weeks ago and this is perfect. Will give it a try.

  12. Reblogged this on Bite into Nutrition and commented:
    For those in Michigan, no need to make the drive all the way over to the Bavarian Inn (Frankenmuth, MI). Here’s a great Bavarian chicken recipe with a great mixture of herbs and spices. This might be more of a weekend dish as total cooking time is around an hour.

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  14. alissacat says:

    Reblogged this on Simply Divine.

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