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    Cornish Game Hens

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    1 hrs 30 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs 15 mins

    Morti's Note:

    Game hens are one of our favorite meals and look really impressive for company. I've tried many different recipes and have finally found what we consider the best way to prepare them. Goes great with fresh steamed green beans and red onions or rice side such as rice pilaf or wild rice.

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    1. 1
      Wash hens in cold water and pat dry.
    2. 2
      Add 1/2 teaspoon of each dry spices to cavity of hens.
    3. 3
      Cut garlic cloves in half lengthwise and stuff cavities (amount needed may vary, but stuff them well).
    4. 4
      Very generously sprinkle the entire outside of hens with chicken and rib rub. Make sure you get in between the wing ans legs by the body.
    5. 5
      Place in 7X11 nonstick baking pan and pour white wine and melted butter around hens.
    6. 6
      Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until done (approx 1 hr 15 mins) basting a few times the last 20 minutes or so.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2010

      Boy am I mad at myself for forgetting to take a photo of this dish. The little hens were so wonderfully brown and lovely looking - just like precious tiny turkeys at Thanksgiving. I did have my doubts about the amount of butter involved, and you could probably get by with half of it, but it sure made basting the birds easy to have that much juice in the pan. I didn't have any rub seasoning, so I just used some BBQ seasoning in a lesser amount - applied until the skin was well seasoned. The flavoring was excellent. I think I'll put some herbs on the outside next time as well as on the inside. The time in the oven was right on too. Thanks for an excellent recipe that I may try with chicken as well.

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    • on December 24, 2009


    • on May 14, 2009


      Morti made these while I was there visiting her last week. I am not a Cornish game hen fan, but these were very moist and delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Thanks for a wonderful dinner and a fantastic time sis.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cornish Game Hens

    Serving Size: 1 (438 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1183.5
    Calories from Fat 836
    Total Fat 92.9 g
    Saturated Fat 42.1 g
    Cholesterol 458.6 mg
    Sodium 499.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 1.2 g
    Protein 58.2 g

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