10 Thanksgiving Cornish Hen Recipes
Smaller, juicer, and quicker to cook than a chicken or turkey, Cornish game hens are a great option to serve for Thanksgiving dinner - especially if you are cooking for two or a small number of guests! From cranberry-stuffed game hens to roasted orange-tarragon Cornish hens, why not break from tradition and serve one of these impressive Cornish hen recipes with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving dinner?
Cornish Game Hens with Rice Stuffing
Cornish game hens are stuffed with a delicious nutty wild rice mixture and roasted until golden and crispy skinned to create a delightful centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner. "I love this recipe!" says home cook KCWRIGHT. "It seems like a gourmet meal but is very easy to make. It turned out juicy and delicious."
Cornish Hen with Tart Cherry Sauce
Juicy Cornish hens with crispy skin are served with a sweet-tart cherry, red wine and orange sauce that are simply wonderful to serve to company. "Absolutely delicious!" says reviewer jennysilvano. "The hens were so succulent and the cherry sauce was just tart enough to bring all of the flavors together. Can't wait to make it again!"
Stuffed Cornish Hens Burgundy
Look no further for a simple but elegant Thanksgiving dinner! Rock Cornish hens are stuffed with a rice, almond and green onion mixture, then roasted, while brushing frequently with a homemade red wine glaze. "This is the 3rd time that I have made this recipe," says home cook Mike. "We love it!"
Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Cornish Hen Dinner
Make it a Thanksgiving dinner to remember when everyone gets their own individual Cornish hen! The hens are roasted in a sheet pan on a bed of potatoes, onions and carrots for easy prep and clean up! The pan drippings make the base for a flavorful gravy.
Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
Cornish game hens are stuffed with fresh rosemary and lemon wedges, and basted with a white wine broth for an easy, elegant main dish. "Fantastic recipe!" says reviewer HETTIE15. "I'm so glad I found this one. I made two hens for Thanksgiving for my fiancee and myself and it was perfect!"
Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens
Cornish game hens are roasted with lemon, garlic, and a medley of fresh herbs and served with a white wine sauce. "They were fall off the bone amazing! We love this recipe and will continue to use this going forward for our family Thanksgiving!" says home cook Amanda Fojtik.
Roasted Orange-Tarragon Cornish Hens
This impressive, roasted Cornish game hen is a perfectly delicious alternative to turkey if you are celebrating Thanksgiving with just a few guests. "Plan on 1 per person for a generous serving," suggests recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar France C, "or split in half if you're planning on serving plenty of sides."
Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens
An incredibly easy, elegant, and flavor-packed roast hen recipe with just 4 ingredients: Cornish game hens, poultry seasoning, lemons and leeks! "This was easy and delicious!" says home cook Miss Julia. "I added a cup of dry white wine and a few tablespoons of butter to the pan and basted the hens with that."
Cranberry Stuffed Game Hens
This roasted game hen recipe with a dried cranberry and toasted bread-cube stuffing is a great option for Thanksgiving dinner if you're feeding a small group. "You'll be enjoying the kind of juicy, flavorful meat that people cooking turkey only dream of!" says recipe creator Chef John.
Easy Cornish Hens
Two Cornish game hens are generously seasoned with herbs and slow cooked in a lemon broth for a mouth-watering meal for four. "Very tender, moist and savory," says reviewer rachel. "Paired it with some traditional Thanksgiving fixins for a mini Thanksgiving! My family loved it."