It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and then it goes in the oven – Brathendel, or Roast Chicken, is one of the most popular Sunday/festive holiday dishes in Austria. And it’s easy to see why as it is so simple to prepare. At the same time, it’s a dish which serves several people and looks rather impressive too: tender, succulent chicken meat with a crunchy coating. 



For the Roast Chicken:

  • 1 chicken (whole)
  • water
  • 30 g butter (cut into small pieces)

For the marinade:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika (sweet)
  • 1/4 tsp thyme 
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram 
  • a little rosemary
  • a little oil

Directions for Roast Chicken

  1. First of all, thoroughly wash chicken and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Mix seasoning in a bowl to create a marinade and rub into the inside and outside of the chicken.
  3. Pour a little water onto a baking tray (to a depth of approx. 1 cm) and place the chicken in this. Sprinkle over the butter flakes. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170°C/ 350 °F for approx. 1 hour.
  4. To ensure that the chicken is nice and crispy, pour over the roasting juices several times during cooking.
  5. So to make sure the chicken is cooked, pierce with a skewer – if the juices run clear it’s done. Now all you need to do is serve and enjoy.

GOES WELL WITH Any type of Salad, vegetable or rice.

A light and refreshing side dish with a spicy taste: Cucumber salad.
Cucumber Salad has a real tradition in Austrian Cuisine. This light and refreshing accompaniment with a flavoursome taste goes well with almost any dish.
The classic potato salad from Austria is made with onions, warm marinade and seasoned with sugar.
What is the most popular accompaniment for the famous Wiener Schnitzel or classic Fried Chicken in Austria? The traditional Potato Salad, of course! Try it!


If you prefer particularly crunchy skin, switch the oven to the upper heat or grill function during the end of cooking.


For a long time, poultry was regarded as a Herrenspeise (food for the upper classes) and was also popular amongst the middle classes and farming circles. A famer’s table would only include chicken if the hen or farmer was sick. Chicken meat was very high quality and was for a long time seen as a refined dish – regardless of whether roasted or fried – for Sundays and festive holidays. Roasting on a spit is one of the oldest cooking techniques whereby poultry and meat pieces of large animals can be cooked over an open fire.


It must be spicy, with a crispy skin and good for finger licking: the perfect fried chicken! For everyone who wants to do it at home, the fried chicken spice preparation from STAY SPICED ! the must-have spice par excellence. Because you don’t even need an outdoor kitchen – the preparation in the oven is also excellent. Delicious ingredients such as sweet paprika, sea salt, oregano, thyme, marjoram, nutmeg, parsley and garlic ensure this.

Turkey can also be prepared wonderfully with the Brahthuhn spice preparation. If the whole poultry is to be prepared, simply season it inside and out with the fried chicken spice preparation. In addition, the strong spicy mixture is also ideal for the preparation of fried chicken and fried chicken. Our tip: The fried chicken spice preparation also tastes ingeniously good when you prepare the chicken on the grill and in the pan.

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