Roasted Cornish Game Hens

Total Time
5hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Game hens marinated in an herb and sweet/sour mixture, baked in the oven or, alternatively, spit-roasted. I like to serve 1/2 a hen on a nest of pasta, surrounded by vegetables. To prepare more than one hen, simply use 2 T honey and 1 T each vinegar and garlic per hen. Cook time includes 4 hour marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a plastic bag and marinate, refrigerated, for 4 hours.
  2. Place chicken, skin side up, and marinade in baking dish and bake in 375° oven for 1 hour or until cooked through.
Most Helpful

We thought these were very good! The combination of honey, vinegar, and fresh herbs gave a great sweet, yet savory taste to the birds. We served it with peacock vegetables (#18970) and a dinner roll. It was a wonderful, filling meal indeed! Thanks so much for posting your recipe :)

V.A. August 02, 2006