Herbed Cornish Hens

READY IN: 31mins
Recipe by internetnut

This recipe says you can complement this dish with a Tomato Salad. I found this recipe at a Estate Sale. I have not tried this recipe, but I'm posting it for safe keeping.

Top Review by threeovens

This was really delicious. The only change was that I roasted them at 450 degrees instead of broiling, and I left out the sugar. I served them with Lemon Basil Potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place each hen breast-side up; with poultry shears, starting at body cavity, cut straight along one side of breast-bone to neck cavity. Spreading hen open, cut along one side of back-bone to make two halves. Cut along other side of bone to remove bone; discard backbones. Wash and pat dry. Place in shallow glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir together next 7 ingredients. Drizzle mixture over hens, turning until evenly coated. Cover and marinate 1 hour at room temperature.
  2. Preheat broiler. Drain hens from marinade. Place hens on rack of broiler pan, skin-side down. Broil 6" from heat source 8 minutes. Turn hens; brush with butter. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of the sugar. Broil 8-10 minutes longer until golden brown. Turn off broilerb and leave hens in oven 5 minutes. Arrange on serving platter.
  3. Tomato Salad: In a large bowl, blend together first 5 ingredients. Toss with vegetables.

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