Single Pot Cornish Game Hens

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

All in one pot and you are done, plus the flavors are so wonderful, elegant and romantic enough for dinner by candlelight!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large Dutch oven (lid must be ovenproof) heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Salt and pepper hens both sides.
  3. Brown on both sides.
  4. Add onions and garlic, let cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and mushrooms on top.
  6. Sprinkle with rosemary and thyme and garlic powder.
  7. Pour in 1/2 can broth in pan and 1/4 cup wine.
  8. Squeeze 1/2 lemon on top.
  9. Cover with tight fitting lid.
  10. Place in oven at 350°F for 1 hour.
  11. Remove from oven and take out hens and vegetables.
  12. Over medium high heat add remaining ingredients (lemon juice, lemon pepper, chicken base, wine, broth) and let reduce for 15 minutes.
  13. Thicken with cornstarch and water.
  14. Taste and season as needed replace chicken and vegetables and cook for additional 10 minutes stirring very carefully and not very often.
  15. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Nice to have a one pot meal, with a great gravy afterwards!

Wendieann #347640 October 13, 2007

Excellent recipe!!!! I also agree with the description in that it can an elegant entree' for a candlelight dinner. The flavors are wonderful and it really is a very easy recipe. This will grace our table many many times in the future.

Luby Luby Luby July 09, 2006

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