Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a change for cornish hen recipes. It is quite tasty.


  1. Brown hens in the butter in a large skillet over a medium-high heat.
  2. Then place with breast up in a 13x9 baking dish.
  3. Add flour into the skillet stirring until smooth.
  4. Cook 2 minutes; stirring constantly over medium heat.
  5. Slowly stir in the broth and sherry; cook over medium heat, constantly stirring, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  6. Stir in salt and pepper.
  7. Pour sauce over hens and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour covered.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe! The sauce was delicious and could probably be used for many different meats. My only issue was the massive amount of butter involved; the end result was a bit oily (from the butter and the birds). I may experiment with using less butter.

Music Heather January 02, 2010

Very good! I did add some chopped onions and minced garlic otherwise I followed your recipe the way you wrote it. Very moist and so tender. I served this with green bean casserole and rice. Next time I'll add some carrots and potatoes. Thanks Ranger Rover for posting.

Catnip46 June 06, 2013

Very good recipe; the hens were perfectly cooked and so moist using this method. I used white wine instead of sherry, and tucked some carrot chunks and red potato wedges in with the hens to make a complete meal.

Ginny Sue February 02, 2010