three herb roasted chicken with maple and honey glaze
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3
Roasted Cornish hen infused with the wonderful aroma of three herbs, rosemary, sage and thyme and glazed with maple syrup and honey.
  • Cornish hens : 2
  • Packet of herbs for poultry : it has rosemary, thyme and sage (3-4 twigs of herb each)
  • Olive oil : ½ cup
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Maple syrup : ¼ cup
  • Honey : ¼ cup
  • Chilli flakes : ½ tsp
  • Juice of lemon : ¼ cup
  • to stuff inside the chicken like garlic and onion; and to line the roasting pan like sliced potatoes and carrots etc
  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Finely chopped the rosemary, thyme and sage. This should yield at least 2-3 tbsp of mixed herb.
Preparing the chicken:
  1. I have used the perdue Cornish hens, and it was well cleaned. Just wash the chicken in cold running water.
  2. Stuff the chicken with some roasted garlic and quarts of lemon along with some red onions. It does not only enhance the flavour but also keeps the meat moist.
Seasoning the chicken :
  1. In a small mixing bowl, add a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle some salt and cracked black peppers, add one tablespoon of lemon juice along with the chilli flakes. Mix it well and add 1 tablespoon of mixed herbs.
  2. Rub the chicken well with these seasoning inside out.
  3. Next line the roasting pan with sliced potatoes and carrots or onions. This will prevent the juice coming out of the chicken from sticking to the pan.
  4. Arrange the seasoned and stuffed chicken in the roasting pan side by side. Roast in a pre heated oven for 45 minutes or till the juice from thigh runs clear.
Preparing the glaze:
  1. In a mixing bowl add the honey and maple syrup, whip it up a little and add the 1 tablespoon of oil, 2-3 tablespoon of lemon and 1-2 tablespoon of mixed herbs. Mix it well and baste the chicken with this glaze after every 10-15 minutes.
  2. Once done, let it cool for 5 minute before start carving it.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at