I love serving Cornish game hens because each person can have their own, with all the cuts. The meat and veggies are all cooked in the same pan and lend flavours to each other. The wild rice is boosted by the great texture of almonds and walnuts, while sweetened and softened by chopped dates. I consider this the best date-night meal!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings
This is a recipe for 2 but we always have quite a bit of everything left over. I use the leftovers the next morning in a scramble and it is awesome!
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This is a nice twist on roasted hens featuring lovely flavours from Cuba! The hens will sit in the marinade for about 4 hours, infusing the awesome spices and making the meat super tender. Baking them on a bed of sliced onions also provides great flavour, and makes a great onion topping once finished. I love these hens alongside roasted veggies and rice. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Rub hens with 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Lightly season hens with salt and pepper. Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig of rosemary in cavity of each hen.
Just 2 ingredients, for some easy, quick 'Chicken' and Stuffing'. Mix contents of stuffing box with amount of water given in directions. Stuff both hens, should have some left over, spoon into corner of baking pan or put in separate pan.
This is a great recipe for an intimate dinner for two.
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Is it feasible to cook one Cornish game hen in a small crock pot? I've decided to be alone with my 4 pups, for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I'm just not interested in cooking a turkey or chicken either time. Thanks so much.
Yes, it is feasible. Try googling "crock pot Cornish game hen recipes for one" as your search term. I got a lot of recipes doing this.
I guess it's feasible, but they only take 60 mins. or so to cook in the oven & come out so good--just baste frequently w/butter or oil for a nice crispy skin. Either way, Happy Thanksgiving!
Pick out a nice big hen.
Cut up about three potatoes and cube them into the pot too.
One small diced onion, and some green pepper if you want it.
Garlic salt, celery salt, and some sage or poultry seasoning to your liking.
One small can of diced tomatoes.
And lastly, three good pats of butter or margarine.
Cook till the taters are done and yummy!!
Here's to hoping alone doesn't mean lonely, cheers!
Thanks so much for the replies! Found several recipes by googling and my hen is cooking nicely.
I would do it. Put potatoes onions carrots celery & being a apple person I wold put them in there too.Yum
Preparing Cornish game hens in the oven is simple if you follow the steps in this recipe. Enjoy some for your next special dinner. This is a page about oven baked game hens.
These sweet and savory cranberry apple Cornish hens are delectable. Serve on a bed of long grain and wild rice. The recipe and ingredients follow.