Roasted Game Hens with Sweet Corn Salsa

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Recipe is from one my old cookbooks, Caprial's Cafe.

"Make the salsa bout 1 hour in advance of serving with the cornish hens."


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30 Min
30 Min



  • 1 c
    fresh corn kernels
  • 1
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2
    red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2
    jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4
    cornish game hens
  • 1
    lime, halved
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • ·
    salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to Make Roasted Game Hens with Sweet Corn Salsa


  1. For the Sweet Corn Salad - mix together well the corn kernels, onion, garlic and red peppers in a medium non-reactive bowl. Add the lime juice, lemon juice and olive oil and mix well. Add the cumin, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare the hens. Place the hens in a large roasting pan and rub them all over with the cut halves of the lime. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the chili powder and cumin over chicken, as well as, salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the hens for 30 minutes or until the hens are done and juices run clear. Allow the hens to rest 2-3 minutes before serving. Halve the game hens and place on a platter. Spoon the Sweet Corn Salsa over the top of the hens. Serve immediately.

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About Roasted Game Hens with Sweet Corn Salsa

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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