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The holidays can whirl by you faster than a child hopped up on chocolate and hot cocoa. But as the New Year approaches, make a resolution to turn even normal weeknight meals special. All to give the memories of great comfort food that warmed up the winter with Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens!
After heavy holiday tables laden with turkey and ham, I’m ready for a change. New Year is the crowing jewel of the holiday season. So adorn your party or dinner table too with premium cornish hens this winter! Not only will your resolutions thank you, but so will your wallet when your shopping with the ibotta rebate app.
Grab your smartphone and you can install the Ibotta app today and get $1.50 cash back when you purchase your Tyson Cornish Hens. For us, we love stocking up on Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens at Walmart. Minimally processed, this roasting chicken is 100% natural without added hormones or steroids. Each hen is bagged separately as well, which protects from frosting or freezer burn. So easy to make, we easily replace turkey and ham with this great chicken option!
And trussing them up and stuffing them with lemons and herbs is perfect for welcoming the New Year! Not only will it make a holiday table sparkle, but these little go-to cornish game hens will make sure to keep your dinner table special all winter too. And when added to a platter of roasted veggies, even your resolutions will thank you!
To begin? All you’ll need are your Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens, fresh herbs, unsalted butter, and one large lemon. Preheat your oven to 350° degrees. Rinse your poultry and set aside. Next get your working table prepped by slicing the lemon into wedges. As well as slicing the butter into pats for easy insertion as well.
The herbs used in this recipe, are Rosemary and Thyme. You’ll need at least 2-3 sprigs of each, rinsed and set aside. When ready, put your chicken in its roasted pan, and stuff 2 lemon wedges in the cavity. Trussing with kitchen twine is optimal at this point but optional.
Then you’ll loosen the skin around the breast and stuff your herbs and 1-2 pats of butter inside. Lastly, sprinkle your Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens with sea salt and black pepper. Then put them in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remember to baste throughout the cooking time.
Now its time to prep those veggies! I brought out a separate pan to roast brussel sprouts, asparagus, squash, sweet bell peppers and red onions. Lightly coat with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Using my final lemon slice, I squeezed lemon juice throughout. Tossed the veggies and then set aside.
When chicken has been roasted for 1 hour, turn your oven up to 400° degrees for 15 minutes. This will allow your roasted game hen a nice golden brown skin. Its also when you’ll put in your veggies to roast for 30-45 minutes.
Once your chicken is out, allow it to cool as you prepare your serving platter. I gathered up a handful of red lettuce for each Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hen, to rest on. You’ll have a lot of juice in the cavity of the Cornish Hen, so you will want to drain the birds slightly before plating.
Next, you’re veggies should be fully roasted and ready to plate as well. Spoon the lot in and around your Cornish Hens and serve to the masses. For me and my children, the twin pack purchased is typically more than sufficient.
And with that, brunch…lunch…or dinner is served! For anyone wondering, the stuffed herbs never present a problem when serving as well. Just pull back the skin and your herbs can either be removed or served as well. The chicken will be moist and offer a wonderful buttery, lemon herb essence!
Now that you’ve seen how easy cooking Cornish Hens are. So let me know below if you would you try this roasted recipe for the New Year!