A twist to the traditional German fried potato dish, these German Fried Potatoes with Chicken mixes a tangy sauce, rotisserie chicken and bacon for a quick and delicious dinner in minutes. I made a new video to show you how easy it is to prepare!
How was everyone’s weekend? Gearing up for the holidays, I’ve been thinking of different meals to share with you that are quick to put together and are packed with flavor because we all get a little side tracked with busy schedules.
We love this one because with the rotisserie chicken you can pick up at Costco or your favorite market, this comes together rather quick. Tender chicken is sauced in a apple cider vinegar flavored pan sauce that is just poppin’ with flavor.
German Fried Potatoes with Chicken
I use rotisserie chicken meat to speed things up. Pan fried, golden brown, red potatoes are glazed in an apple cider vinegar pan sauce with crumbled bacon and chopped green onions. Mixed with the chicken and you have an incredible, tasty dinner. Comfort in a bowl.
I start off with rendering some bacon to crumble. With a little of the bacon fat, in go the red potatoes to brown and get all crispy. Can you smell it?
Setting the potatoes aside, I make a quick pan sauce by cooking some flour in with the bacon fat, deglazing the pan with the apple cider vinegar to pick up all the little bits, then add a little chicken stock.
This sauce is simple and so tasty. Lots of chopped green onions go in the mix, the potatoes and chopped breast meat get tossed in and you are ready to serve. Not just relegated to a side dish, these potatoes become a meal. Enjoy!
This recipe first appeared on Kevin Is Cooking on October 10, 2016 and has been updated with a new video.
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German Fried Potatoes with Chicken
- 4 pieces of bacon
- 4 medium red potatoes quartered
- black pepper
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 3 green onions sliced thin (white and green parts)
- 2 rotisserie chicken breasts chopped
- Shred or chop the two rotisserie chicken breasts. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat render the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and allow to drain on paper towel.
- Fry potatoes in bacon fat until golden brown and crispy on all sides. Season with a pinch of black pepper and set aside with bacon.
- Add flour to pan, stir and cook for a minute or two in the remaining bacon fat. Add the 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, chicken broth and scrape pan to pick up all the bits. Sauce will thicken.
- Add green onions, bacon, potatoes and chicken to the pan, stirring to coat all. Serve immediately. Top with more green onions if desired.
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I hate to admit, I’m jealous. My little island has no Costco and rotisserie chicken is hard to come by? Now I want to go in search of one to make this! Like everyone else, I love German potato salad then either chicken, delicious. Maybe some German chocolate cake to go with? Low carb of course?
I like your thinking about that German Chocolate cake, it’s been ages since I had that! I would do a quick sauté of two chicken breasts and dice it up instead Cathy. Nothing stops me from a good meal. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
What are you doing to us, Kevin? It’s so cruel.These potatoes looked amazing back in 2016. And you know what? Nothing has changed – this still looks fantastic! Please, if you next time decide to update the post, ship some potatoes at the same time:)
Thanks Ben, I would gladly share… if we only lived closer! 🙂
This was a good one, Kevin! Nothing like those rotisserie chickens for convenience! We had about 65 cm of snow (or two feet) the past two days to this would be perfect right now! I’m sure hubby would love this after coming in from snow blowing! Tatos + chicken = the best comfort food 🙂 Have a great weekend, my friend!
2 feet in 2 days… wow! I have always lived West Coast and snow living is so foreign to me with salted roads, snow blowers and I would be terrified of skidding the way I drive. Think I’ll stay here (although we are considering the move to Portland soon). I want elbow room and it’s time. 😉
Watching the video made me seriously hungry and it is not even lunch time yet 🙂 What a great midweek quick dinner and I love the addition of rotisserie chicken in your recipe!
I think besides the flavors, how quickly this comes together is why I make it a go-to so often. Have a great weekend Miriam!
Oh my God, that looks like real comfort food! I love German potato salad, but with chicken? And it’s best friend, bacon? Hell yes.
Pals made in heaven Jeff! Tators and bacon… Have a great weekend. 🙂
Oh goodness, I remember this deliciousness from back in the day!!! I’m SOOO glad you reposted this Kevin, because OMG, this looks like it would totally hit the spot right now since it’s dreadfully dreary outside. GIMME all those crispy ‘taters and chicken!!!!! YUM! Cheers, buddy!
I’m with you, it’s so windy and we’re supposed to get crazy rain this weekend so this might have to make an appearance here again… because, you know. Bacon. 🙂
Kevin am so glad you updated this recipe (LOVE the video btw) because I missed it the first time you posted it and can I just say, to me, bacon + potatoes = chocolate + peanut butter = matches made in heaven!
This is pure indulgence for me – thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks so much Shashi, glad this one caught your attention! Yes, videos are new for the site in 2017! I’m with you on both of those matches made in heaven, two of my favs, too!
It will be a perfect menu for my family’s dinner. I love simple and easy-to-follow recipe, because I am always busy and I don’t want my kids eat fast food. Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious dish!!!!
Thanks so much Sabrina, this is a house favorite, especially because it’s all cut up and ready to eat. 🙂
Potatoes, chicken, and bacon? Yes, Kevin, I can smell it! Unfortunately, I cannot try it. But I wish I could have it (like right now. Is it ok if it’s only 7 a.m.?) I mean you know my mailing address, don’t be shy:) Delicious and comfort combo.
Thanks Ben, this one is pure yummy comfort food!
Bring back the hair! Kevin, this recipe hits the nail right on the head in terms of my tastes. I could easily see myself making this any weeknight.
LOL, you kill me Jeff. Too funny. It’s wonderful comfort food we go to often. Another is corned beef hash, but then ones to make the corned beef first!
Damn, I was hoping to see that faux hair that someone was obviously freaked out about. Maybe it was your blonde pool boy? 😉
My German friend makes a killer potato salad, but nothing like this. I love your take on it and I think I need to show her this recipe. She’d love it.
LOL, no pool, haha! I like to leave comments like that up and respond, there was no hair, but hey, it’s all perception! Feel free to share away, thanks John.
Loving your posts and adventure with Dean in SA, looks so fun.
There is a hair in your picture….
Thanks for your eagle eye on the last photo Megan, but rest assured there are no blonde hairs on this head or in the dish. I believe a strand of the sauce from a piece of bacon sliding off a potato onto the plate gave that visual. I edited the photo in case that gives anyone else the impression you had, too. Thanks!