Is your Mother a Hen? I hope not!
Mother’s Day is approaching right around the corner. What are all of you going to do? Will you take Mom out to dinner, or will you put together a special dinner for her at your house? I have some clients that own restaurants all across the country. They say that Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day are the busiest days of the year. So why not be different and make Mom something healthy, tasty and intimate at your house?
Organic Cornish Hens are so easy to make it’s silly! I don’t eat much chicken anymore, but when I do…I usually will pick up a Cornish Hen at Wholefoods. I find that Cornish Hens have a little bit more flavor than regular chicken. They’re also loaded with amino acids, minerals and are high in Omega-3s. I love this dish and will usually make it with a nice size salad and organic red potatoes on the side. Your Mother gave birth to you, so I think she deserves a nice Organic Cornish Hen with some love! Try it out.
ORGANIC CORNISH HEN WITH ROASTED KALE
1 whole organic Cornish Hen
1/2 organic red onion chopped
1 tablespoon minced organic garlic
1 tablespoon of organic simply fresh parsley
1 whole organic lemon squeezed
1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
Thaw your bird the night before in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Preheat your oven to about 425 degrees. Rinse and clean your bird. Pat dry bird and place in a ceramic cooker, dutch oven, or a deep pan. Slather the bird with lemon. Take your salt and rub deep into bird. Glaze minced garlic over the bird. Chop up your red onion and season on top of bird. Pull out your kale. Rinse your kale and pat dry. Chop kale into smaller pieces. Place kale all around bird. Sprinkle parsley to finish. Cover with foil and punch holes in foil.
Cook Hen for about 15 minutes on 425. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees, cooking until pink is gone and all juices run almost clear between the breast and leg. Check at 30 minutes to see if fully cook. Remember to baste juices as you keep checking. Once Hen is cooked, pull it out and let it cool on top of stove for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with salad and red potatoes as a fun side dish.
Note: This meal should take you up to 40 minutes to cook. You will get a lot of flavor from the garlic and lemon alone. The meat will turn out with much juicy flavor.
Purpose of Dish: This dish is meant to change up your typical chicken dinners. The high Omega 3 fats are wonderful for your joints and balancing hormones. Cornish Hens are loaded in protein and will satisfy your digestion right away. Save any left overs for the following day to add to a nice fresh salad. Enjoy!
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