2 portions


10 min.


75 min.

Oktoberfest Grillhendl

Oktoberfest Roasted Chicken

There would not be a German fair without roasted chicken. In 2017 more than 500.000 chicken were served at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.


Oktoberfest Roasted Chicken

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bavarian, German
Servings 2


  • 1 whole free range chicken
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dark beer
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. coarse pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground rosmary


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Clean chicken and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Mix spices, with melted butter, oil and beer.
  • Rub chicken with mixture inside and out.
  • Wash bunch of parsley and lay into the chicken.
  • Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  • Bake uncovered, brush every 20 min. with the remaining spice-butter-oil mixture until golden brown, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 F.

Serving Tip:

Traditionally served with potato salad or a Kaiser roll.