Super Easy Super Moist Oven Roasted Hen

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

You can't go wrong with this easy super moist oven roasted hen!

Perfect for a small holiday gathering.

Change the seasonings to your liking.

Hope you enjoy!

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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
6 to 8 lb roasting hen (smaller if you prefer)
salt and pepper
1 c
butter, softened
1
celery stalk, quartered
1/2 medium
onion, cut into chunks
1 small
tart apple, remove seeds and stem, quartered
poultry seasoning
6 to 8
bacon strips, i used hickory smoked

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
Rinse hen with cold tap water; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
3
Generously sprinkle seasonings inside of hen. Place 3 to 4 Tablespoons cubed butter inside cavity of hen. Stuff celery, onion, and apple inside cavity as well. Generously rub outside of hen with soft butter; cover with strips of bacon. Secure bacon with toothpicks. Generously salt and pepper outside and dust lightly with poultry seasoning.
4
Bake 25 minutes per pound or until internal meat reaches 180 degrees F internal heat (using meat thermometer). NOTE: if you purchase hen with a thermometer, don't remove from oven until it pops out. Once the hen is baked, remove from oven and cover with a tent of aluminum foil; allow it to rest 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy