Cornish Game Hens With Preserved Lemons and Olives

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

from The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Mix onion, cliantro, ginger, garlic, saffron, paprika, olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl. Toss the chicken pieces to coat in mixture.
  3. Brown 3-4 chicken pieces at a time in a skillet over medium-heat.
  4. Once all pieces are browned, return all to skillet and cover with onion mixture and water. Cook on high for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven for another 35 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, boil olives, lemon peel and 1/4 c of the onion sauce in a small pan.
  7. Remove skillet from oven and remove chicken pieces from pan. Boil sauce in pan until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  8. Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with olives and lemon peel.