Herb Roasted Cornish Game Hens

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by nanrichp

Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee. Haven't made this yet, but it certainly sounds and looks good. Serve with a green salad with red wine viniagarette dressing.

Top Review by CarolAT

This recipe is so easy to prepare. Just put all the ingredients in the pot and let it cook. The roasted vegetables and cornish hens with all the fresh seasonings turned out very juicy and delicious. Made this for a quiet evening at home, and it was a hit. I had some fingerling potatoes on hand so I substuied them for the read potatoes. Thanks for the recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with foil.
  2. Mix together the grill seasoning, dressing, and chopped herbs in a small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Generously rub the hens inside and out with the herb and dressing mixture. Stuff each hen with a sprig of each herb and a piece of lemon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the carrots, onions and potatoes with the reserved 2 tablespoons of dressing mixture, a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Put the vegetables in a large roasting pan and arrange the hens on top. Roast them until the juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer registers 180 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, about 50 to 55 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, cover with foil and let the hens rest for 5 minutes before serving. Transfer the hens to a large serving tray with the roasted vegetables.

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