Dianne's Cornish Game Hens

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

There are many good ways to prepare Cornish Game Hens. This one is very easy and delicious. Serve with rice pilaf.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brush hens with melted butter.
  3. Roast in open shallow pan on rack for 50 minutes brushing 3-4 times with butter.
  4. Mix honey, mustard, and lemon juice.
  5. Increase oven to 400.
  6. Brush with honey glaze for and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

My husband, a very good cook himself and honest when I try new things, loved these! I used Dijon Mustard instead of the coarse grain mustard. It was a wonderful meal that was easy to make when I served it with rice pilaf (#18597) and garden canned green beans!

jachristensen December 13, 2002

I made this recipe tonight for dinner since it was just my husband and me and we like trying new recipes. He just loved them (and so did I!) We're not big meat eaters so I just made one hen for the two of us and the recipe is very easy to halve.

Irmgard August 16, 2003

I made these for a bridal shower and everyone loved them! You can quarter these little guys if you are having something like a shower where there is lots of other food being served. I added a little fruit juice per my mom's suggestion.

Isabelle's Mom April 28, 2003