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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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2Rinse hen with cold tap water; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
3Generously 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.
4Bake 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