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easy and delicious cornish hens

Recipe by
Lisa Walker
Temagami, ON

This is the way I prepare Cornish hens and they are absolutely delicious

method Bake

Ingredients For easy and delicious cornish hens

  • 5 cornish hens or what you need per person
  • 3 lemons cut in quarters
  • springs of rosemary or you can use dried
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • parsley flakes
  • thyme
  • salt and pepper

How To Make easy and delicious cornish hens

  • 1
    Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray set aside
  • 2
    In a one cup measuring cup add olive oil and butter and minced garlic. Microwave this mixture for about 1:00 and let stand.
  • 3
    Prepare the hens by rinsing, and patting dry with several paper towels. Fill the In the cavity of the hens sprinkle with salt and pepper, add a spring of rosemary and 2 slices of lemon. Use a brush to coat the hens with the olive oil mixture, and then generously season with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, parsley and thyme.
  • 4
    Season the bottom side first, then flip and repeat. Hens should be roasted breast side up.
  • 5
    Arrange your hens on the cookie sheet. Roast in the oven for about 55 minutes or until done, and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. These are absolutely Delicious!