Ingredients

How to make it

  • Put parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  • Blend until finely chopped.
  • With food processor running, slowly add olive oil.
  • Loosen the skin from the hens.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture under skin of each hen.
  • Smooth over to cover breasts.
  • Put the birds on a large rimmed baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove hens from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. It takes about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Place hens on a clean rimmed baking sheet. (It's o.k. if they touch)
  • Brush butter over the surface of the hens and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in oven, rotating pan once during cooking, until golden brown and cooked through. About 50-60 minutes. (Check with meat thermometer if possible. Should read 165°. Don't over cook)
  • Remove from oven and let stand at least 15 minutes befor placing on plates to serve.
  • You don't even have to worry about carving!!!!!

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    " It was excellent "
    frankieanne ate it and said...
    I finally got around to making these today. I used my rotisserie and mine were done in 50 minutes. I peeled my lemon as well. I had some leftover herb mix and put it in some Better Mashed Potatoes
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    Recipe turned out nicely. We really liked the hens!
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    Okay I'm making this now to be ready for tonight. The recipe says to seed and cut lemon into wedges before adding to the food processor. I thought this might be an error as the pith is quite bitter. So I zested the lemon and removed the flesh and used that instead.

    I can't wait for dinner tonight. The herb mixture is so bright green and fragrant.
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    " It was excellent "
    recipeguru ate it and said...
    looks absolutely de-lish!!! I may have to go and take a couple of hens from the freezer right now!

    sounds wonderful for a Sunday dinner also..just me & my son this evening.
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  • jaie 6 years ago
    They are adorable and delicious :)
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  • pintobean 6 years ago
    I think I could pull them apart just thinking about it!!
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    " It was excellent "
    frankieanne ate it and said...
    Looks delicious. Thank you!
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