Stuffed & Baked Cornish Game Hens

"Stuffed with veggies, you can serve stuffing/dressing on the side; also goes well with wild rice and/or roasted potatoes."
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup melted butter, onion, celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley.
  • Season hens inside and out with salt and pepper to taste, then stuff with equal amounts butter/vegetable mixture.
  • Place stuffed birds in a 9x13 inch baking dish, breast side up.
  • Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  • Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove cover and brown at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

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  1. Delicious, easy, and so festive! I made as written, but without butter, and I used fresh mushrooms. I used all the pan juices, and about 1/2 cup water to cook my yellow rice ~ Made for Summer Photo Tag 2012.
  2. I haven't made Cornish Hens in YEARS!!! These were pretty tasty. I sprinkled S & P in the cavity & then stuffed them with some scallions, celery & apple. I then rubbed olive all over the outside & then seasoned them. Served roasted fresh asparagus & mushrooms on the side. Would deffo make again!!! THANKS for sharing!!!


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