Simple & Savory Cornish Game Hens

Stacey Huber


A simple Cornish Hen recipe that my mom shared with me awhile back. Very Delicious!

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30 Min
50 Min


cornish game hens
salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
of your favorite chicken seasoning
4 sprig(s)
1 Tbsp
chopped thyme
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
24 clove
2/3 c
dry white wine
2/3 c
low sodium chicken broth, plus a little extra to pour into the roasting pan
lemon, quartered

How to Make Simple & Savory Cornish Game Hens


  • 1Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • 2Rub hens with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper, and chicken seasoning both inside and out. Sprinkle the chopped Thyme, lemon wedge and 1 sprig rosemary in cavity of each hen. Arrange in a large, heavy roasting pan, and arrange garlic cloves around hens. Pour 1/3 C chicken broth into the roasting pan. Roast in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • 3Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together wine, chicken broth, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil; pour over hens. Continue roasting about 25 minutes longer, or until hens are golden brown and juices run clear. Baste with pan juices every 10 minutes.
  • 4Transfer hens to a platter, pouring any cavity juices into the roasting pan. Tent hens with aluminum foil to keep warm. Transfer pan juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and boil until liquids reduce to a sauce consistency, about 6 minutes. Cut hens in half lengthwise and arrange on plates. Spoon sauce and garlic around hens. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve.

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About Simple & Savory Cornish Game Hens

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Healthy