Golden Crisp Rock Cornish Hens

Russ Myers


Little birds in coats of seasoned crumbs bake invitingly brown with no turning, no watching

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6 servings


20 Min


1 Hr 15 Min




6 Frozen Rock Cornish Game Hens (about 1 lb each) thawed
1/2 C Buttermilk
2 Pkg Seasoned coating mix for chicken
1 Pkg (1 lb) Spinach noodles
1/2 tsp Onion salt
2 Tbs Butter (or margarine)

Directions Step-By-Step

Remove giblets from hens and chill to simmer for gravy another day. Rinse hens inside and out with cold water, pat dry. Sprinkle cavities lightly with salt.Brush hens, one at a time, with buttermilk, then shake in coating mix. Place, breast side up and not touching, in a jelly roll pan.Bake in a moderate oven (350 F) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until tender and golden.While hens bake, cook noodles in a kettle, following label directions. Drain, return to kettle. Add onion salt and butter (or margarine), toss lightly to mix.Spoon noodles onto a large deep serving platter. Arrange Cornish Hens on top. Garnish with sprigs of water cress, if you wish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom