Get some comfort food.
FunGuy Farms’ Non-GMO Pastured Cornish hens are perfect for a cold, wintery day. This recipe is super simple. Nothing is better than not worrying about lunch or dinner. Kenny and I love eating these hearty birds when we have a busy weekend. I wake up in the morning, cook breakfast and prep this simultaneously. Wouldn’t you rather snuggle up on the couch and watch the tube versus slaving away in the kitchen for hours? The crockpot gives these little birds such a great texture. The flavor is like none other. Plus, we can go do all the farm chores and run errands while these birds are cooking. These sizable birds came in at around 2lbs each so you’ll have leftovers for a few days depending on how many you are feeding.
I love these one pot meals. I am always a big fan of red potatoes and fingerling potatoes because you don’t need to peel them. Growing up I was one in a family of five so whenever we had potatoes for dinner it would be several of us with newspapers on the kitchen table peeling a 10lb bag of potatoes. We are Irish so we always boiled our chicken and ate way too many starches. I never knew you could cook chicken differently before my twenties. Needless to say, I will never boil another chicken breast again. Once you’ve crockpotted one of our chickens or hens you will taste the nutrient-rich flavors and you’ll truly appreciate the natural essence of a pastured chicken.
*If you are on a dedicated Paleo diet then substitute the potatoes with some diced radishes, brussel sprouts, or one of your own favorite vegetables.
[lt_recipe name=”Crockpot Cornish Hens” servings=”4″ prep_time=”10 MIN” cook_time=”6 HR” total_time=”6H10M” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”A simple way to cook tender and juicy Pastured Cornish hens.” print=”yes” ingredients=”FunGuy Farms Non-GMO Pastured Cornish Hens (innards removed, thawed, & rinsed) ;Water 1 1/2 cup;Diced fingerling potatoes or red potatoes 1lb;Baby carrots (rinsed) 1/2lb;Minced dried onion 1 teaspoon (Or half of a fresh, diced onion if you feel like crying*);Minced dried garlic 1 teaspoon;Salt & Pepper to taste;” ]Place hens in a crockpot on low.;Tuck-in chopped veggies, add water, and sprinkle seasonings on top. Cook hens with the lid on the whole time for 6 hours. Remove from crockpot, serve with veggies, and save that broth!;[/lt_recipe]