Cornish Game Hens With Crabmeat Stuffing

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe in when someone was asking for Crab stuffed cornish hens. This looked so good, I thought I would post it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Wash hens inside and out with cold water.
  3. Pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Rub oil lightly over hens.
  5. Season inside and out with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
  7. Melt butter in large pan.
  8. Saute garlic, parsley, green onion and celery till soft.
  9. Add crab meat, salt and pepper.
  10. Stir gently.
  11. Don't break up crab too much.
  12. Turn heat down to simmer.
  13. Add bread crumbs and half and half a little at a time so mixture is not too dry.
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. Divide stuffing between hens and stuff into cavities.
  16. Tie legs together and place on rack in roasting pan.
  17. Bake for 1 hour.
  18. Internal temp should read 180 degrees.


Most Helpful

Overall a good recipe. I want more flavor in the stuffing as well as in the meat (the seasonings are on the skin).

Music Heather January 01, 2014

Not bad. I think using the Stove Top stuffing mix would add more flavor. I agree, the use of Old Bay would give it more of a classic flavor. My biggest problem was baking at 350F for one hour wasn't nearly enough. My oven temp is accurate, but it took 2 hours at 375F.

dinnersyourway April 19, 2012

Excellent Recipe!!! I only made two hens,adjusted everything to half of the actual recipe and loved them,very tender and juicy,I used claw crab meat and seasoned bread crumbs and a bit of old bay,because I live in Maryland and its a classic familiar flavor for the crab and it was great;Thanks for the post,will definitely make this many more times.

Coconuttrishy April 06, 2011

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