Roasted Cornish Game Hens

READY IN: 5hrs 5mins
Recipe by sugarpea

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.

Top Review by V.A.718

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 :)

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.

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