Roasted Cornish Hen Recipe

An affordable, delicious, and elegant option for a dinner for one to four people. Try out this easy and quick recipe for small gatherings or weeknight meals.

Serves eight
4 Cornish hens
1 bunch thyme
1 large lemon
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Olive oil
½ cup minced parsley
½ cup chicken stock
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and pat dry Cornish hens.

Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Smear with garlic powder and dry mustard.

Zest the lemon and place zest on breast side of hens. Don’t over do the zest!

Coat the bottom of an ovenproof skillet with olive oil. Heat well. Add the hens and brown evenly on all sides.

Add the chicken broth and turn off the heat.

Slice the remaining lemon. Place a lemon slice on each hen and sprinkle with parsley. Place a couple of thyme sprigs next to the lemon slices.

Cover the skillet with foil and place in oven.

Roast the hens for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, until no juices flow from thigh when pulled away. Remove foil and broil hens for approximately 5 minutes until browned.

Remove hens from the oven & serve. Discard the lemon and thyme.

CALORIES 295.15; FAT 19.72 grs (sat 4.66; mono 9.56; poly 3.86); PROTEIN 23.80 grs ; FIBER 0.38 grs; CARBS 4.51 grs; CHOLESTEROL 9.89 mg; IRON 2.53 mg; SODIUM 384.85 mg; CALCIUM 64.10 mg

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