Oktoberfest Chicken Recipe
Oktoberfest is beer and brats, so what could be better than an Octoberfest chicken recipe that features beer braised chicken with a brat stuffing? Not much. Crack open a cool one and let's get cooking.
- Onions, carrots, cabbage, celery, parsley
- Cooking spray
- Chicken pieces
- Beer, lots of beer
- Bratwurst 1/2 lb
- Bread crumbs (four cups)
- Chicken broth
- Roasting pan
- Meat thermometer
- Slice onions, carrots and cabbage thinly. If you don't like cooked cabbage don't use it, but cabbage is definitely German and that's where this Oktoberfest chicken recipe got its inspiration. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray. It will make clean up easier later. Put in the vegetables.
- Dredge the chicken in flour. That just means put flour in a bowl. Plop the chicken in, turn it over and take it out.
- Arrange the chicken pieces on top of the vegetables.
- Pop open two cans of beer. Drink one, after all, you deserve it for all this hard work. Pour the other one in the pan with the Oktoberfest chicken recipe.
- Place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. Roast for 60 minutes more or less. Add additional beer if it evaporates (just to the chicken not to you). Use a meat thermometer to test if the Oktoberfest chicken is done.
- Cut the bratwurst into 1/2 inch slices. Simmer in beer for fifteen minutes. Throw the beer out. Do not drink it.
- Combine the brats with one cup each chopped onion and celery. Add 1/2 cup chopped parsley and four cups of bread crumbs. You can use salad croutons in a pinch. Add 1/2 cup of beer and 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Toss to mix well.
- Place in another baking pan sprayed with cooking oil. Cover the top with foil and bake 35 to 45 minutes. The brats are already cooked so you just need to soften up the celery and onions and meld the flavors. Your stuffing for your Oktoberfest chicken recipe is now ready.
- Serve the chicken on top of a cup of brat stuffing with the vegetables on the side. Celebrate your successful completion of the Oktoberfest chicken recipe with another cold one.
Posted on: Jun. 09, 2010