This little roast chicken or also known in other cuisines as Cornish hen and is a tasty, easy main dish to prepare for dinner that will make a meal into something special every time you serve it!
Poussin or young chicken, sometimes less commonly called coquelet, is a French butcher's term for a young chicken, less than 28 days old at slaughter and usually weighing 400 – 450 grams (14 – 16 oz) but not above 750 grams (26 oz).
They are inexpensive in some places. These little birds make a delightful alternative to full grown chicken, being especially young and tender.
This may not be the case in your area as Cornish Hens which are young male or female chickens despite the name, are sold in many countries and can be quite pricey. Allow one half or one whole poussin per person depending on the size of the bird and appetite of the guests.
I have more delightful roast chicken recipes for you to enjoy. This Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe is very tasty and so easy to add other vegetables to the pan to make a complete meal. More wonderful chicken recipes below.