A rotisserie chicken on a white plate
Hendl Is The German Roast Chicken That’s Seasoned To Perfection
Hendl is a German dish consisting of an entire chicken that has been seasoned and slow-cooked to perfection on a rotisserie grill, making for a juicy, tender plate of meat.
The chickens are roasted and seasoned generously with butter, salt, and fresh garden herbs like parsley, though other variations exist, like paprika hendl.
A favorite during Oktoberfest, hendl can be found at festival stalls in whole pieces for those eager to eat, or in half-chicken portions for those with a less demanding appetite.
When replicating this satisfying meal at home, pour yourself a pint, and enjoy it with popular accompaniments like potato dumplings and large pretzels.