Roast Cornish Hens

Marie Lesane


The vegetables stuffed in the cavities of the hens will import flavor to the meat as it cooks.

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15 Min
1 Hr


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cornish hens
1 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
creole seasoning
1 Tbsp
garlic pepper seasoning
1 Tbsp
accent seasoning
1 large
green bell pepper, chopped
1 large
onion, chopped
5 Tbsp
margarine or butter

How to Make Roast Cornish Hens


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • 2In a small bowl, stir together salt, creole, garlic pepper and accent seasoning.
  • 3Season the hens with seasoning mixture. I season the back side first and then the front side.
  • 4Pull the skin from the breast and rub seasoning on the breast and add 1/2 tablespoon of margarine or butter.
  • 5Loosely stuff the cavities of each hen with 1/2 tablespoon of margarine or butter, some green bell peppers and onions.
  • 6Roast the hens in the preheated oven for about a hour or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees F.
  • 7After 30 minutes of baking, I bast the meat with the juices from the hens. And again in the last 15 minutes. Then I turn the oven up to 450 degrees F.
  • 8Remove hens from the oven, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

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About Roast Cornish Hens

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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