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Cornish Hens with Cranberry Sauce

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These Cornish Hens are served with a wonderful cranberry sauce for the perfect low carb celebratory meal!

Cornish Hens with Low Carb Cranberry Sauce - perfect for the holidays!

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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!!

How to Make Cornish Hens with Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

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.

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!Cornish Hens with Low Carb Cranberry Sauce - perfect for the holidays!

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Cornish Hens with Cranberry Sauce

Cornish Hens with Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

These Cornish Hens are served with a wonderful cranberry sauce for the perfect low carb celebratory meal!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven  to 350F.
  2. Mash the softened butter with the parsley,  salt and pepper.
  3. Place the hens on a rack and spread the herb butter over the top.
  4. Roast then hens for 1 hour (or until cooked through), basting with the butter every 20 minutes.

Notes

A zero carb recipe, not including the beans or cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 1053Total Fat 80gSaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 500mgSodium 427mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gProtein 77g

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Liv Miller

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

I made this to day, I used bacon sautéed mushrooms as side dish. And made the cranberry sauce, but I added cinnamon to the sauce it helped curb the bitterness or aftertaste of the swerve sugar substitute, it was then actually quite good.

Juliana Z McMullin

Thursday 24th of May 2018

what is a serving size of cranberry sauce? Tbs? 1/4 cup? 1/2 cup? I love cranberry sauce.. I could eat a whole bowl of it... but I'd want to know if my carb count was just 3 or 24... lol

Georgina

Thursday 24th of May 2018

In all honesty I'd need to make it again because this recipe is a few years old and though I've made it since (at least once a year LOL) I haven't measured the volume to be able to calculate the exact serving size. When I next make it - I'll add more details here!

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Monday 5th of December 2016

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dorotha ryan

Thursday 10th of December 2015

yes I love that and cant waite to try more thank you so much im 89 I wont to lose weigh thank you so muchdorotha ryan

Kitty Smith

Monday 7th of December 2015

Since there are just 2 of us for the holidays I have made Cornish hens several times...We both love them...I have also made them with the traditional herb stuffing, potatoes and gravy, Because they don't take very long to bake we even have them at other times during the year. The only down side is that you don't have all the left-overs after dinner, but maybe that's a good thing...you don't end up eating a turkey for a week! enJOY!!!

Georgina

Monday 7th of December 2015

Yes Kitty I agree about the lack of leftovers!

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