Rating: 3 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Leave the peel on the potatoes and carrots for a little extra fiber and a little less work in this poultry and roasted vegetable main dish. Try it if you are on a diabetic diet.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Gallery

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
roast:
30 mins
stand:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degree F. In a large bowl, combine carrot, potato, parsnip or turnip, and onion. Add oil and balsamic vinegar; toss to lightly coat. Spread in a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; cover with foil. Roast for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degree F.

    Advertisement
  • Meanwhile, gently separate the skin from the hen breast and tops of drumsticks by easing a paring knife or your fingers between the skin and the meat to make 2 pockets that extend all the way down to the neck cavity and over the drumsticks. In a small bowl, combine garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Set aside 1 teaspoon of the fresh rosemary mixture (1/2 teaspoon if using dried rosemary). Rub remaining rosemary mixture under the skin onto the breast and drumsticks. Using 100 percent-cotton string, tie drumsticks to tail; tie wing tips to body. Sprinkle the reserved rosemary mixture on the skin. Uncover vegetables. Add hen to baking pan.

  • Roast hen and vegetables, uncovered, for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until vegetables are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thigh of the hen registers 180 degree F (the thermometer should not touch the bone), stirring vegetables once or twice. Remove string. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

  • If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary or sage leaves and tomatoes. To serve hen, use kitchen shears or a long heavy knife to carefully cut hen in half lengthwise. Remove skin and discard. Serve with vegetables. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts

345 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 133mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 27g; insoluble fiber 5g; protein 32g; sodium 399mg.
Advertisement