Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr


  1. Rub hens with butter.
  2. Combine other ingredients and use to baste hens.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, basting with lemon mixture every 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

This may be a traditional dish, but the lemon and rosemary really gave it a wonderful flavor and made it into something special. I sprinkled the ingredients over the hens and just basted once the juices started to accumulate. They came out very moist and delicious. I served with stuffing and veggies. Thanks for sharing!

Karen=^..^= December 04, 2002

I felt like I was eating a gourmet meal! It was fabulous. I doubled the lemon juice(used fresh lemon)and the rosemary along with 2 crushed garlic cloves. I also put 2 lemon slices inside the cavities before roasting. The flavor of these hens was just wonderful. I have the need to go buy a few more hens right now!!!! Thanks Mimi

Boca Pat February 21, 2004

i agree that lemon and rosemary make this special. wonderful

lesleyb March 07, 2003