Spice-Roasted Cornish Hens With Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

A north African influenced quick everyday dinner

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position rack in top third of oven; preheat to 450°F
  2. Arrange hens, skin side up, on large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Finely grind cumin and next 3 ingredients in spice mill.
  4. Brush hens with oil.
  5. Sprinkle on both sides with spice mixture.
  6. Roast hens until cooked through, about 35 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients in processor.
  8. Blend until almost smooth.
  9. Season sauce with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

Everything about this recipe was delicious. Now my husband wants all his food seasoned this way!

threeovens March 19, 2010

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