Everyone raved over the flavor of the hens - loved them. There were only 4 of us and the hens were large so I cut them in half before cooking them and I put the lemon wedges and cloves of garlic under each half. The herb mixture under the skin gives the hen a wonderfull flavor, not to mention the great aroma in the house. I served them with Fennel Gratin, Goatcheese & Black Olive Mashed Potatoes, Roasted carrots & Brussels Sproats and had Vegetable Stuffing for Cornish Hens as a side dish. No one complained! Thanks Dorothy for yet another keeper
Oh Dorothy, how impressive. I made these lovely cornish hens for dinner with my in-laws. I wanted something that would dazzle. This was is. A definite show-stopper. The herb rub was outstanding. I followed your directions exactly and the birds were so tasty and juicy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My in-laws think I can cook LOL!!
"Hey, this tastes like Boston Market Chicken." (Comment from my 10 year old daughter) "This really tastes good." (Comment from DH) "Mom, did this chicken just hatch?" (Comment from 7 year old son, give him a break, this is his first taste of game hen!) We liked the recipe because it produced a juicey, delicious meal. I cut up new potatoes, tossed them with the same seasonings and added them to the hens-delicious!
My dinner guests kept repeating - this is so good, this is so good, this so good! I love cooking with fresh herbs and the combination of rosemary, sage, thyme and tarragon combined with garlic was sensational. I put the whole herbs, garlic and oil in the processor instead of chopping. I had the market split them in half and squeezed fresh lemon over the hens and in the sauce. This is so easy, I won't wait for a dinner party to make it again. Thanks, Dorothy!
Wow - this was a very flavorful, excellent recipe for cornish hens - and so easy! Thanks for sharing. I served it with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and applesauce for the ultimate comfort food dinner. It was fantastic.
Absolutely awesome! I couldn't find small enough hens so I used larger ones and they just cooked a little longer. The jus-like gravy with this is scrumptious! The only thing I would change is to make a double batch next time! My husband is already begging me to make this again. Yum!
The combination of herbs used in this dish was great. I'm a novice cook, and this was a relatively easy recipe. It was a bit time consuming to separate the skin from the chicken and season beneath it, but it was worth the effort. I highly recommend this recipe.
I made these tonight for dinner. I only made 5 hens because 8 was too many. I did however keep the herbs at the 8 hen level. I used fresh herbs except for tarragon which I used dried. I made this with rice, asparagus and salad. Excellent recipe. I loved the flavor combinations. The sauce this makes is wonderful!!!! Karen
Absolutely wonderful! Made these for our anniversary and DH and I thought the gravy was really gooda! Loved the lemon with the soy/worchestershire. Will be making this again. Thank you for sharing!