Cornish hens are a bit smaller than chicken but cook faster and I find that they are much more juicy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Mix green bell pepper, red bell pepper, cilantro, olive oil, sazon seasoning, onion powder, adobo seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Place 1 clove garlic and 1 onion into the cavity of each hen. Spread seasoning-oil mixture with your hands over the entire outer surface of each hen. Arrange hens on prepared baking sheet; top each with 1 tablespoon butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 27.2g; carbohydrates 10.1g; fat 33.8g; cholesterol 166.2mg; sodium 309mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2012
I did make one change I decided that I'd try doing this in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours & it turned out tasting awesome. The only change I'd make is to put the onions & garlic in with the rest of the ingredients not inside the hen. I also served homemade garlic bread on the side. Great addition. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2012
I did make one change I decided that I'd try doing this in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours & it turned out tasting awesome. The only change I'd make is to put the onions & garlic in with the rest of the ingredients not inside the hen. I also served homemade garlic bread on the side. Great addition. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2015
I used red bell only because I didn't have green. I found one pepper to be plenty for both birds because they don't really adhere to the bird as it is. The flavor was great and they turned out super juicy and tender. The one part of the recipe that doesn't work as written is that there is no way you can fit an entire onion in the cavity of a cornish. They are just too small. That's a good thing though because less ingredients is better right? One onion is more than enough for both of the birds. I very much enjoyed to cilantro and Adobo combo and this is one I will make again. Read More
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