Cornish Hen

I bought this Cornish Hen frozen and allowed it to thaw slowly in the refrigerator for two days. Unexpectedly the neighbors came over last night while I was cozied up on my couch and my first thought was ‘lets make dinner!‘ So we did! The kids seasoned the Hen and it really was that simple! I have a big hike planned for Monday so while the hen was cooking we also made some energy bars! The base of the bars were all the same but the extra special flavors on top made it fun for the kids. I will add these very easy energy bars in the next post!

1 Cornish Hen
1 lemon
1 orange
1 Tbsp Rosemary
1 Tbsp Thyme
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 375. Cut citrus in half and squeeze juices onto raw meat. Sprinkle on the herbs followed by the salt and pepper. Place the hen into the oven for a full hour.
Baste Hen with 1 Tbsp olive oil and place back in oven for another 10 minutes. Should be a deep golden brown and ready to eat!

This Hen was so full of flavor and juicy! The perfect portion of meat for two or three people. Various ways to amp up the flavor include adding a salt brine during defrost or rubbing butter under the skin after thawing but before seasoning.

Enjoy 🙂
Chef Willman

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