A Guinea hen is a small bird with a dark plumage, mottled with white spots. Originally from west Africa, it is now raised around the world and appreciated for its flavourful meat, that can replace chicken in many recipes. Since it is very lean, it is preferable to baste it before roasting.
|1/4 cup||butter, unsalted, at room temperature||55 g|
|2 sprigs||rosemary, fresh, finely chopped||10 g|
|1 tsp||dried oregano||1 g|
|2 cloves||garlic, finely chopped|
|1 tsp||lemon juice, freshly squeezed|
|1||Guinea hen, whole||1.4 kg|
|1||onions, finely chopped||200 g|
|1/2 cup||chicken broth||125 mL|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
|1/2 cup||white wine [optional]||125 mL|
- Preheat the oven to 205ºC/400ºF.
- In a small bowl, make a rub by mixing the butter together with the herbs, half of the garlic and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Coat the bird with the rub, sliding it between the skin and the flesh. Put the remaining garlic and half of the onion in the cavity of the bird then season the cavity with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together then transfer the bird to an ovenproof dish. Put the remaining onion around the bird, then pour in the broth and wine.
- Put in the middle of the oven and cook 15 min, then lower the temperature to 175ºC/350ºF and cook an additional 1 h 15 min. Turn the bird halfway through cooking and check that the environment stays humid (adding some water and basting the bird if needed). The bird is ready when its internal temperature, measured in the thickest part, has reached 82°C/180°F. To obtain a nicer and crispier skin, turn on the top broiler for the last 2-3 minutes.
- Let stand 5 min then serve.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (280g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
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ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Copper, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
- Good source of :
- Magnesium, Vitamin B2
- Excellent source of :
- Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc
- Free :
- Added Sugar
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