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super easy super moist oven roasted hen

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Diane Atherton

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! My photo's.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For super easy super moist oven roasted hen

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

How To Make super easy super moist oven roasted hen

  • 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.

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