Tarragon-Lemon Roasted Cornish Hens

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove giblets from hens if they're present; reserve for future use.
  • Rinse hens throughly under running water; pat dry.
  • Rub olive oil over both hens.
  • Season hens, inside and out, with salt and pepper.
  • Season hens with tarragon including the cavities of the birds.
  • Rub spice well into the skin.
  • Place one teaspoon of garlic into the cavity of each hen.
  • Quarter the half of lemon and place one quarter inside of each cornish hen's cavity as well.
  • Place hens into a roaster and pour warmed chicken broth into the roasting pan.
  • Dot both hens with margarine or butter.
  • Cover pan and roast in a 400 degree oven for 50 minutes basting occasionally.
  • Remove the cover and allow birds to brown for 10 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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