Roasted Cornish Game Hens

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Penny Stettinius

This is an easy weeknight dinner that will feed 4. I just love what rosemary, thyme, and Dijon do to these delectable little birds. It's great served over baked sweet potatoes or fingerlings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse and dry the hens.
  3. In the bowl of a mini food processor, add the mustard, wine, rosemary, thyme, oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Pulse until all is a smooth paste. It will be more of a liquid form than a paste.
  5. Place the hens in a little roasting pan and shmear the mixture all over the birds, under the skin, around the breasts, and into the cavity.
  6. Roast, breast side down for 25 minutes then flip and roast for another 25-35 minutes, or until done.
  7. Remove from the oven and let rest at least 10 minutes.
  8. Cut each hen in half, down the breastbone, and serve with some sauce on top.

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