Blue Sky Farm

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March 14, 2009

I think, "a chicken is a chicken is a chicken" when cooked

For some reason my thoughts are geared to chickens as of late.. I love live chickens, eggs and even roasted, fried, crockpot cooked chicken, Bar -B- Q chicken, Chicken soup and Chicken Satays . But these are Rock Cornish Game hens, Not one of my Blue Sky Farm chickens! I do not think I could ever eat them, They are strictly my egg source.

Rock Cornish game hens look just like miniature chickens, and the flavor is the same. They weigh in from one to two pounds, but the standard is about 1-1/4 pounds. The meat to bone ratio is small, making one game hen the perfect serving size for most people. If you are serving a lot of courses or side dishes, you will most likely only need to plan one-half hen per person. They are easy to split in half before cooking, since the bones are not strong. Roasting is the best preparation method for Cornish hens, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you prepare the stuffing or seasoned rub. We filled the cavity with apples, garlic and lemon pepper, paprika and rosemary. You can make your own creation with rice, bread crumbs or veggies of your choice. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top and place in a covered baking pan, in oven for about one hour. During the last 15 minutes remove the cover and turn up oven to 375 to increase browning. You will want to make sure the bird is completely done by the famous toothpick test or an internal temperature of 180 degrees F on a meat /poultry thermometer.
The juices should be clear when the bird is pierced.. A tasty treat when cooked to perfection! A perfect dinner for two and very in expensive. About $2.00

Finished nice & dark golden brown. Yummy
Serve with rice, potatoes, or pasta. Also good sliced on a salad or in a sandwich. You choose!