If you want to skip tying the legs together, as called for in this recipe, the hens won’t hold their shape as well and will look more relaxed. The advantage is that you may feel more relaxed.
2 fresh Cornish game hens
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium carrot, cut into thin strips
1 small leek, cut into thin strips
1 rib celery, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Season hens inside and out with salt and pepper. Tie legs together and fold wings back. Place each hen on an 18-inch square of heavy duty aluminum foil. Dot with butter. Divide vegetables and apple juice among foil pieces. Fold edges up and seal tightly. Place packets on grill 5 to 6 inches above hot coals. Cook 60 to 70 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times until hens are cooked through. Or bake at 400oF one hour or until juices run clear with no hint of pink when thigh is pierced. Open foil packages carefully and sprinkle with parsley.
Chicken Recipes – The Perdue Chicken Cookbook
Copyright (C) by Mitzi Perdue – Used with Permission
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