Yield
serves 12 (serving size: 1/2 hen)

Divvy the labor:Adults prepare hens for baking and serving;kids help tie legs of each hen,place the birds on roasting pan.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Mix garlic and chopped rosemary together in a small bowl.

Step 3

Rinse each hen under cold water; pat dry. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast by gently inserting fingers between skin and meat. Place about 2 teaspoons of garlic mixture under skin and spread evenly over breast meat. Place 1 rosemary sprig in body cavity. Sprinkle hens with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Tie ends of legs together with cord. Lift wing tips out and tuck under hen. Place hens on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; bake for 1 hour or until juices run clear. Remove skin and cord before serving; split hens in half lengthwise.

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