Garlic-Crusted Cornish Hens

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SERVES
8
COOK TIME
1 Hr 30 Min

This easy recipe for Garlic-Crusted Cornish Hens is a perfectly tasty way to mix up your ordinary dinner routine.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (1-pound) Cornish hens
  • 16 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper; mix well.

  3. Place the Cornish hens in the roasting pan. Place the garlic evenly over the hens, then spoon the oil mixture over them.

  4. Roast uncovered for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, or until no pink remains in the hens and their juices run clear, basting every 20 minutes.

  5. Serve whole, or cut each hen in half before serving.

Note:

 

Did you know… that these are also known as Rock Cornish game hens? They're simply miniature chickens weighing between 1 and 2 pounds. If they're not available in the fresh meat case, you should find them in the frozen foods section.

 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 303
  • Calories from Fat 99
  • Total Fat 11g 17 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.4g 12 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 46g 92 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 206mg 69 %
  • Sodium 301mg 13 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 2.3g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1 %
  • Sugars 0.1g 0 %

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