Scrumptious Cornish hen recipe using garlic and herb seasoning mixed with cream cheese. Serve with warm French bread, spreading the cheese on the bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 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 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line the inside of a roasting pan with aluminum foil.

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  • Place hens, breast-side up, in the prepared roasting pan.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning with 1 package cream cheese in a bowl. Stuff cream cheese mixture in 1 hen. Repeat with 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning and remaining 1 package cream cheese; stuff the second hen.

  • Brush hens with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning. Season with salt. Cover hens with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove aluminum foil and bake until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 15 more 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

566 calories; protein 21.3g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 52.4g; cholesterol 206.2mg; sodium 388.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2012
This recipe was super simple and had great flavor. I served with french bread as suggested and it was great with the cream cheese. I used cream cheese with 1/3 less fat and I couldn't even tell it wasn't regular cream cheese. I also used only about 6 oz of cheese in each bird as that is all that would fit. I highly suggest this recipe! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2018
Made this recipe as written with no changes. Actually we were disappointed. Will not be making this again. Read More
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2012
This recipe was super simple and had great flavor. I served with french bread as suggested and it was great with the cream cheese. I used cream cheese with 1/3 less fat and I couldn't even tell it wasn't regular cream cheese. I also used only about 6 oz of cheese in each bird as that is all that would fit. I highly suggest this recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2013
This recipe turned out great. The only thing I did different was that I was able to split an 8oz package of cream cheese between 3 game hens because I couldn't fit anymore than that inside of them. Husband said it was delicious and my kids didn't complain. My toddler even loved it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2013
Out of this world indeed! I marinaded the cornish hens with garlic rosemary salt white wine and Kansas steak seasoning for 4 hours before cooking. Mouthwatering taste. Highly recommended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2016
This was a delicious recipe! I did however only use one package of cream cheese. I also added some McCormick Montreal chicken seasoning to my cream cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2013
Loved this!! I've been making cornish hens for Valentines for so many years with the same recipe thought I'd try something different. This is the one for me... easy fast and YUMMY!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2013
SO good! I will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2013
OMG! Just made this for Thanksgiving. IT IS WONDERFUL! I have never wrote a review on this site but I had to take the time to do this one. Thank you sooo much for sharing this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2015
This was easy and turned out fine. The meat was moist and juicy. I did have to turn on the broiler for the last couple of minutes to get it brown. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2013
OUTSTANDING!! I've tried several game hen recipes but all fell into the "blah" category until I found this one. It's amazing! I did find that one brick of cream cheese is plenty for two hens and leaving it in the bird keeps it warm for spreading on the french bread. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2018
Made this recipe as written with no changes. Actually we were disappointed. Will not be making this again. Read More
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