Cornish Game Hens

READY IN: 51mins
Recipe by Barb G.

Another delicious way to bake cornish game hens. The recipe comes from Light & Easy Diabetes Cuisine.

Top Review by imatrad

I made this recipe for a diabetic friend, and it turned out great! Only changes I made was to substitute dried tarragon for the other herbs. I also did not need to add the bit of almonds. The bake times were spot on, and it turned out beautifully and was healthy! And although it didn't say to, I did season with some salt and pepper. The sauce consistency and flavors were perfect! Thanks so much, Barb!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove skin from hens.
  3. Cut each in half, discarding backbones.
  4. Season on both sides with herbs and spices.
  5. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil.
  6. Saute hens about 4 minutes on each side.
  7. Transfer to a baking dish.
  8. Add garlic and shallots to skillet and saute for about 1 minute.
  9. Add vermouth and orange juice and swirl to mix.
  10. Pour over hens.
  11. Cover dish with foil (release foil works great) and bake 20 minutes, basting a few times.
  12. Increase oven temperture to 425 degrees, uncover baking dish and bake 5 minutes.
  13. Garnish with parsley and almonds before serving.

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