Scrumptious Cornish Hens (and bacon)

Have you ever tried Cornish Hens? If you haven’t you should absolutely consider them for your next dinner party. They are naturally sweeter and more tender than chicken and if cooked right they are an absolute delicacy.

To make the Hens you will want to place them in a roasting pan. Rub them with the garlic spice rub. Then place the bunch of dill on top and wrap the hen with bacon, using a toothpick to secure it in place.

Roast them in the oven at 350 Degrees for 40 mins.

Pull out and serve half a hen or a whole one (depending on how hungry you are) on a plate with a side of mashed cauliflower and butter. Garnish with dill and some fresh olive oil.

*If you are feeling extra creative stay tuned for next weeks post on Fun Filled Keto Stuffings!

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Scrumptious Cornish Hens
Have you ever tried Cornish Hens? If you haven’t you should absolutely consider them for your next dinner party. They are naturally sweeter and more tender than chicken and if cooked right they are an absolute delicacy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 Cornish Hens
  • 4-8 Slices Bacon thick cut
  • 1 Bunch Dill large
  • 3 Lemons cut into wedges
Sicilian Spice Rub
  • 1 tbsp Paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper fresh cracked
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • pinch hot chili flakes fresh sliced or dried
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 Cornish Hens
  • 4-8 Slices Bacon thick cut
  • 1 Bunch Dill large
  • 3 Lemons cut into wedges
Sicilian Spice Rub
  • 1 tbsp Paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp All Spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper fresh cracked
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • pinch hot chili flakes fresh sliced or dried
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees and place Cornish Hens in a roasting pan.
  2. Stuff the cavity of the hens with the lemon wedges.
  3. Combine all dry rub ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Rub the the dry rub on the outside of the hens. Tip: rub a little bit of olive oil or water onto the hens first, if they dry rub isn't sticking well.
  5. Take a large handful of dill and place it on top of the bird, carefully using a slice of bacon to secure it in place. Use a toothpick to help keep the bacon in place. You can optionally add another slice of bacon if you desire.
  6. Cover the hens and place them in the oven to bake for 40 mins at 350 degrees.
  7. Once hens are cooked, pull them out and serve with a drizzle of olive oil, dill and lemon wedge to garnish.