Herbed Cornish Hen

"Taste a little like a deli rotisserie chicken"
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
photo by Bergy
Ready In:
2hrs 5mins
1 hen




  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl mix a dash of each seasoning.
  • In a second small bowl, melt 1-2 T of butter.
  • Brush Hen with butter.
  • Rub seasoning onto hen.
  • Place hen on bakeware.
  • Bake for 1 hour 30 min on 350.

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  1. Chef TTM
    Tried it - Loved it. 5 Stars Made it with a baking hen in the crockpot - threw it together in less than 10 minutes - left for the day came back 9 hours later and it was tender and fabulous fell CLEAN off the bone - fell apart like in a stew, which I liked. (If want it in whole, cook for less time). Best part is it had that delicate but distinct seasoning flavor like you get in a nice restaurant - unfortunately for my dient I can't stop eating it....:-( I had all 5 ingredients in the house already. One thing to keep in mind - the seasoning gets washed away in all the juice - I drained off a good bit of juice each time I prepared a serving. and i re-dashed the seasonings on when i reheated in microwave - it really wakes the flavor up - this is sooooo delicious - - AND FAST AND SIMPLE!!! Tastes like you spent a lot of time when you really didn't!! Sending this one on to all the women in my family!
  2. Bergy
    5 star all the way.I did add two heads of garlic to roast along with the hen. The hen was so moist and tasty a definite do again recipe. We don't have Cornish hen often so it is a real pleasure when I do make one to find a recipe that we enjoyed this much!
  3. ldsb67
    I have been using this recipe for years. It is very tasty and very easy.
  4. Chef Chino
    I did not have adobo, but did use the rest of the ingredients exactly - it still turned out great! I did thaw the hen a day before cooking, then skinned and cut it in half before seasoning. It only took about 50 to 55 minutes to cook. Thanks for posting this recipe - I'm sure I'll be making it again.
  5. Nick Koss
    A tasty and easy recipe! Next time, I will use tinfoil to cover the breasts during the cooking process. Otherwise, they come out a bit too dry.



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