Honey-Poppy Seed Cornish Hens


This is a delicious dish that serves well with curried vegetables.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 Rock Cornish hens

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoons mustard powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray rack of shallow roasting pan with non-stick spray.

  2. Cut each hen in half; place skin side down in roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Whisk together the honey, poppy seeds, mustard and ginger. Brush over both sides of the hens.

  4. Roast uncovered for 1 hour turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
25g Fat
25g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 443mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.