Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
These cornish game hens are simple to prepare and taste heavenly. Roasted in the oven with herbs it makes an elegant dish.
- 2 Cornish hens
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
- Place hens breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
- In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients.
- Brush over hens and bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
I chose this bcz I had all the ingredients. After 1/2 hour, I basted with olive oil, as there were no real drippings (even at the end). This was not done (except for breast meat) even at 1 1/2 hours. Easy to make, but the flavor wasn't anything special (although it might have changed if we had cooked it longer or higher heat.) Thanks.
I looked for a recipe for my two little game hens, and had just about settled on one when I found this wonderful recipe!! I chose it because it didn't require cutting the game hens in half. But that turned out to be only one part of the ease of the recipe! The taste was fabulous, and the whole recipe was very simple to prepare. DH and I thoroughly enjoyed these! Thank you SueVM!
This recipe couldn't have been easier to prepare and the flavor was outstanding. Made for Dining Daredevils ZWT 5