Roasted Cornish Hens Recipe


Cornish Hens Recipe 



(2) Cornish Hens 

1 Medium White Potato, chopped

2 Medium Carrots, chopped

1 Small Onion, chopped

1 Stalk Celery, chopped

1 Tbs Vegetable Oil

2 Tbs Margarine or Butter

4 Tbs Cornstarch

2 Cups Chicken Broth

4 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cubes

1-1/2 Tbs Salt

2 Tsp Italian Seasoning

2 Tsp Paprika

1-1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder

1-1/2 Tsp Onion Powder

1 Tsp Black Pepper


cornish hens



    1. Rinse hens with salt and water. Remove package of giblets from cavity and excess fat.

    2. Chop your vegetables.

    cornish hens recipe

    3. Combine margarine or butter and oil, then melt in microwave. Afterwards, add vinegar , then stir in well.

    cornish hens recipe

    4. Combine broth and cornstarch, then stir in well.

    cornish hens recipe

    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    6. Add chopped vegetables, giblets, and bouillon cubes to baking dish.

    cornish hens recipe

    7. Add cornish hens.

    8. Rub the melted margarine or butter mixture and seasonings onto each side of hens.

    cornish hens recipe

    9. Pour slurry into baking dish.

    cornish hens recipe

    10. Place in oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Stick thermometer into thickest part of the hens to get an accurate reading. Make sure the thermometer doesn’t touch the bone in the hens. I always let them cook for a minimum of 1 hour and 30 minutes though.

    11. Base 1-2 times during cooking time.

    12. After removing the hens from the oven, wait at least 10 minutes before carving into the hens.

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    One Comment

    1. Iris Rounds Johnson

      I prepared this dish and it was delicious!!! I love cornish hens and prepare them often, especially at Thanksgiving. I had one cornish hen left over and decided to use this recipe instead of my usual method. I washed and seasoned up my cornish hen (storing it in a plastic Ziploc bag in the fridge) 24 hours before I baked it — renders a more flavorful bird.

      Here’s my review of this recipe:

      The seasonings gave the cornish hens the perfect flavor and the vegetables added a lot of substance and texture. The apple cidar vinegar gave it a very interesting flavor. I ladled the vegetables and gravy onto a bed of Uncle Ben’s Original Long Grain Wild Rice! Uuummmmph! [in PhillyBoyJay’s voice as I shake my head]. 😀

      Good eats!!!!!!!

      Thanks for sharing it, Jay! 🙂


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