Baked Cornish Game Hens

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Cornish game hens stuffed with a vegetable mixture, then roasted. A Cornish game hen recipe that I found and tweaked a bit for the taste and size of our small family, but it would be very easy to adjust it to fit your needs. It goes well with oven-roasted potatoes.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish game hens

  • ½ cup melted butter

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • ½ stalk celery, chopped

  • ¼ green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ cup melted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup melted butter, onion, celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley.

  3. Season hens inside and out with salt and pepper to taste, then stuff with equal amounts butter/vegetable mixture. Place stuffed birds in a 9x13 inch baking dish, breast side up. Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter.

  4. Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover and brown at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
45g Fat
5g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 25g 124%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* 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.

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