Backhendl (Fried Chicken), Original Chicken Nuggets :-) made by yourself 

Today I will show you my original Backhendl Backhendl – Fried Chicken recipe. Before a short story:

Dear reader, I will simply allow myself a joke today. Actually, I’m a little desperate. I have prepared a wonderful recipe for Backhendl, it tastes excellent and my guests love this dish.

Before I write a recipe, I make up my mind what people are looking for on the Internet. Desperately I have entered every term that has to do with baking chicken: Baked chicken, baked chicken, breaded chicken, Viennese baked chicken… and? It’s a drama! Mankind is looking for the real breaded chicken just 50-500 times a month in the German-speaking world.

Compared to chicken nuggets, here we have 12,000 searches per month…that’s the culinary downfall.

My call: Please cook the recipe at the bottom of the page, a fried chicken simply tastes much better than pressed poor chicken, share this recipe with your friends, thank you!

1. Original Chicken Nuggets – the Fried Chicken

Backhenderl is a Southern German, Bavarian and Austrian speciality. The chicken meat is coated with a breading of flour, egg and fine breadcrumbs. Afterwards the breaded chicken may make a free swimmer in the hot fat with 160°C – 170°C. The chicken meat is gently cooked and offers a crispy, fine taste experience.

2. Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Skin

The skin can remain on my chicken, with the Original Chicken Nugget on the chicken, or be removed, that remains a matter of taste. In any case, you should only use an organic chicken for your chicken, it simply tastes better.

3. Baking Chicken in Breadcrumbs made easy – That’s how you make really ingenious Chicken Nuggets!

One of the classics of Austrian cuisine is the “Backhuhn Wiener Art” (fried chicken Viennese style). So these are in the figurative sense – Viennese Chicken Nuggets… A good baked chicken comes with parsley potatoes as a side dish and with freshly fried parsley as well as lemon and cranberries as additions on the table. Following my step by step instructions for Original Backhuhn 🙂 Chicken Nuggets…

Turn the chicken breast, leg and wings in flour. Original Chicken Nuggets, here you can see what you are eating!

The flourished chicken meat is now added to the beaten egg and then to the breadcrumbs. Original breaded and homemade chicken nuggets taste better!

Breaded chicken, if prepared, the Homemade Chicken Nuggets may make a free float in hot fat. Rapeseed oil and a temperature range of 160-170°C are ideal.

The homemade chicken nuggets dish on the plate: fried chicken served with parsley potatoes, crispy fried parsley, cranberries and lemon.

4. Recipe Backhendl (Fried Chicken) – Bavarian Chicken Nuggets

Following my recipe with exact quantities. I wish you good success with the preparation!

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5 from 13 votes
5 from 13 votes
Backhendl (Fried Chicken), Original Chicken Nuggets 🙂 selfmade
Preparing fried chicken (Backhendl) made easy. Original chicken nuggets from the Bavarian and Austrian cuisine inspired by the Viennese baking chicken with step by step instructions by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes, German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 757kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 8-12 pc small potatoes
  • 1 tsp caraway
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 pinch salt
  • some pepper
  • 1 pc chicken fresh whole chicken
  • 100 g flour
  • 4 pc eggs
  • 200 g breadcrumbs
  • 800 g rapeseed oil
  • 1 pc lemon
  • 4 EL cranberries
  • Cook real fresh potatoes in salted water with some caraway seeds and parsley stalks until soft, drain, let steam out and peel.
  • Place the peeled potatoes in a pan with the butter and about 1/3 of the fresh and finely chopped parsley. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper and some freshly grated nutmeg.
  • Cut up the chicken: First remove the breast, cut off the wings, cut off the legs, halve the chicken breasts lengthwise, halve the chicken legs at the joint.
  • Season the prepared chicken pieces with salt and pepper, bread them with flour, egg and breadcrumbs. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions in the article.
  • Deep-fry the breaded chicken pieces, Homemade Chicken Nuggets in hot rapeseed oil in a pot or in a deep fryer at 170°C.
  • Fry the remaining parsley briefly until crispy, place on a plate with kitchen paper and season with salt.
  • Heat the potatoes, briefly toss in the foamed butter and serve.
  • Add the baked Homemade Chicken Nuggets to the plate and carefully sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Add the cranberries, quartered lemon and fried parsley and serve quickly.

5. Calories Backhendl (Fried Chicken)

Nutrition Facts
Backhendl (Fried Chicken), Original Chicken Nuggets 🙂 selfmade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 757 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 1198mg52%
Potassium 914mg26%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 55g110%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!