Cornish game hens basted with a compound butter

Jane Whittaker


GW had a rotissire when I moved in with him and didn't know quite what to make of it, so decided to give it a try.
Everything comes out so pefect! We are talking crispy skin, tender and juicy on the inside.
Basically a compound butter is butter with something else added in it. Fresh herbs are the bomb bc you cannot over do them.
Here's my spin on this.
I think if you don't have one of these you could easily just bake in the oven and baste with your butter and results would also be delish.

★★★★★ 2 votes
2 to 3
5 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 small
cornish game hens, or other small fowl
3/4 stick
1 Tbsp
minced garlic from jar
1 tsp
fresh parsley (using dried use less)
10 medium
freh sage leaves, fine chopped (using dried use less)
1/2 tsp
eash salt and peppet


1Attach birds to the spit.
2Melt butter, I use the defrost cycle of the microwave.
3Stir in your herbs, you can experiment and use any combo of things you like, I especially like garlic, sage, and parsley.
4Baste your birds generously with your compound butter and from time to time as they cook.
5I really didn't time these, but when they are good and golden they are usually ready, say 1 1/2 hours.

About Cornish game hens basted with a compound butter

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American