Cornish Game Hens and Rice Bake

"This recipe makes a nice dinner and is from The Pillsbury Family Kitchens' Cookbook. I use 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) chicken broth and enough water to make 2 cups (and heat it in microwave) in place of water and bouillon cubes. This recipe can also be used with quartered or cut up frying chicken. I have only made it with the cornish hens."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. I spray 13 x 9 glass baking dish with Pam (recipe does not call for it).
  • Using kitchen shears or sharp knife, cut game hens in half lengthwise through breastbone.
  • In 13 x 9 glass baking dish combine rice mix, onion, celery and mushrooms.
  • Heat water and dissolve bouillon; stir into rice mixture.
  • Dot with butter.
  • Place game hens cut side down over rice.
  • Brush with 1 tablespoon honey.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover, brush with remaining honey.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes longer or until tender and brown.

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  1. JujieBug
    I made this recipe with undiluted chicken broth and fresh mushrooms, and it turned out very well, if a little soupy. My six year-old son, who professes to hate both onions and mushrooms, gobbled the rice and asked for more! I found it much easier to baste the birds with the honey after heating it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Next time, I will use a little less broth, and perhaps quarter the birds before baking them.


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