Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mary Catherine Muir
4 servings (serving size: 1 hen half and about 2/3 cup salsa)

This recipe is also terrific on the grill. Try the mango salsa with chips or quesadillas.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

To prepare mango salsa, combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; cover and chill.

Step 3

To prepare deviled seasoning paste, combine mustard and next 8 ingredients (mustard through black pepper) in a small bowl. Remove and discard giblets and necks from hens. Rinse hens with cold water; pat dry. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breasts by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under hens. Rub deviled seasoning paste under loosened skin. Place hens, breast sides up, on a broiler pan. Bake at 425° for 35 minutes or until juices run clear. Split hens in half lengthwise. Discard skin. Serve with mango salsa.

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Ratings & Reviews

MarieSki's Review

August 03, 2010
Can cut dressing recipe in half! Outstanding...rave reviews. I added mushrooms, red onion, and eggplant. Be creative with what is in your fridge.