These Cornish Hens are served with a wonderful cranberry sauce for the perfect low carb celebratory meal!
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I always enjoy roasting a whole chicken, but when I was in Walmart the other day I noticed a twin pack of Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens, and I knew that they would be perfect for me and my husband.
These Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens are individually bagged – which really protects them from freezer burn! They are minimally processed with no artificial ingredients, added hormones or steroids. Well that's a relief! If the weather is mild enough where you live you can crank up the grill and cook them outside – we have cooked a whole chicken that way but these would be even easier! You could even fit them in the slow cooker!! As it was raining on the day I came to cook them and I only have a teeny slow cooker, I decided to roast them. No special prep needed – I just followed the instructions and roasted them in a preheated 350F oven on a rack with some salt and pepper.
The instructions also suggested basting with butter so I chopped up some fresh parsley, mashed it into three tablespoons of softened butter and added some salt and black pepper. Then I dolloped a spoonful over the top of the hens and roasted for one hour, basting with the butter every 20 minutes.
While the hens were cooking I made some low carb cranberry sauce. I microwaved the green beans according to the pack instructions, and served the Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens whole, with the beans and the cranberry sauce! It was a perfect meal!
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Cornish Hens with Cranberry Sauce
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- 2 Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens
- 3 tbs butter softened
- 1 tbs chopped parsley
- salt and pepper
- low carb cranberry sauce see separate recipe
- green beans to serve
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mash the softened butter with the parsley, salt and pepper.
- Place the hens on a rack and spread the herb butter over the top.
- Roast then hens for 1 hour (or until cooked through), basting with the butter every 20 minutes.
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