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German Chicken

I came up with this chicken and cabbage dish on my own. But I owe it all to my two grandmothers, who taught me everything they know about cooking traditional German dishes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 large head green cabbage (3 pounds), coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (29 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar


  • Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken to bag, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil and butter on all sides. Transfer to a large Dutch oven or roaster; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Top with half of the cabbage and onion.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sauerkraut, tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and remaining garlic powder and pepper. Pour half over the cabbage and onion. Repeat layers.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear and cabbage is tender.
Nutrition Facts
14 ounce-weight: 919 calories, 45g fat (14g saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 2135mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 15g fiber), 60g protein.

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