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!!
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.
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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- 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.
A zero carb recipe, not including the beans or cranberry sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 1053Total Fat 80gSaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 500mgSodium 427mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gProtein 77g