German Chicken

German Chicken


"Boneless chicken breasts cooked over sauerkraut and covered in BBQ sauce. This sounds a little different, but I assure you, it is delicious! It is one of my family's favorites. The BBQ sauce makes the sauerkraut a little sweet. I like to serve this dish with mashed potatoes."


servings 253 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1794 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, place the sauerkraut in a single layer. Place the chicken breasts on top of the sauerkraut. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the juices run clear.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 90 Ratings


Sounds weird but it's a new family favorite. I'd suggest sticking with standard kraut (not Bavarian) or it could easily get too sweet. If using frozen chicken breast use the cooking directions...

This dish is marvelous!! A breeze to put together and the kraut is abolutely delicious with that barbque suace simmered into it. I did have to cook this for about 50 minutes though for the chic...

This was better than I thought it would be. The only thing I would change (and this is just for our own taste) is that the BBQ sauce I used was pretty strong so I might go with something milder...

Awesome, awesome, AWESOME! I added onions and potatoes as well and this was so good. It is a quick and easy meal that will be cooked again at my house VERY soon!

I made this exactly as directed using Bullseye barbeque sauce and doubling the recipe. Awesome! I would not change a thing. Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

My husband loved this, and I love how easy it is to make -- but I can't help wishing there was a little *more* to it. Some vegetables or something. I think I'll experiment with other ingredien...

My husband loved this!! He'd give it 10 stars if he could... of course he is a big fan of the kraut!!! He said he would even like it without the chicken!! I, on the other hand, am not a big fan ...

This reminded me (just a little) of Polish "Kapusta", which is a sweet and sour flavored cooked cabbage (minus the tomato base of bbq sauce). With this recipe however, the flavor varies a lot, d...

This recipe was good in flavor, but I ended up having to microwave it at the end because the chicken wasn't done! I'm not sure what went wrong. Maybe next time I'll pound out the chicken breas...