Rating: 4.38 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

When dining alone or in a pair for the holidays, a traditional meal can be overabundant and overwhelming. Try this one-dish traditional dinner instead.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 60 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 Servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare dry bread stuffing mix according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Using fingers, separate the skin and meat of the Cornish game hens, and rub 1 tablespoon seasoning salt into the meat of each hen. Rub remaining seasoning salt into the cavities of the hens. Stuff each cavity with about 1 1/2 cups prepared stuffing.

  • Place hens and green beans in an oven bag. Bake 80 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

  • Drain hen drippings into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, stir in flour until bubbly. Gradually mix in chicken broth. Stirring occasionally, cook until a thick gravy has formed.

Nutrition Facts

1212 calories; protein 73.7g; carbohydrates 107.5g; fat 51.3g; cholesterol 340.5mg; sodium 6115mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2004
I tried this recipe as a change from the traditional turkey dinner since it was just the two of us.I loved the ease of the preperation and it was good to have a change from Turkey.t even went well with cranberry sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2008
I enjoyed it but found it a bit too salty. To make it again I would greately reduce the seasoning salt. Read More
(13)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2004
I tried this recipe as a change from the traditional turkey dinner since it was just the two of us.I loved the ease of the preperation and it was good to have a change from Turkey.t even went well with cranberry sauce. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2005
I used Robbie's seasoning method and her spices but I did it on the rotiserie. It was great! I have been looking for a simple way to season the hens and this is wonderfull! Thanks Robbie. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2005
I really enjoyed this recipe! Very simple and quick. Clean up is a snap as well. I will use this often when my daughter and I want a really good dinner and I am not in the mood to cook a huge meal! Being it is so simple I can allow her to "help" with most of the steps (she is 9) and she feels like she has cooked a gourmet meal on her own! Great one- Thanks Robbie! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2008
I enjoyed it but found it a bit too salty. To make it again I would greately reduce the seasoning salt. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2007
This is just too good to save for a holiday.....maybe a romantic dinner for 2. You don't have a giant mess to clean up on this and the hens are deliciously seasoned. I liked the fact it was a complete meal I felt like I was in a fancy restaurant. Thanks for this great recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2012
Replaced green beans with fresh chopped carrots/onions.....the oven bag worked awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
This was the second time using this recipe! This time I used Bobby Flay's Mesa 16 Spice Poultry Rub. It's comfort food with easy clean up! You can use any vegetable but we like the green beans and the stuffing together. I also added a little chicken broth in the bag. No salt needed. The chicken is so moist and yummy! Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2016
After reading the reviews I decided to go with just a pinch of salt in each of the cavities. I choose Pepperidge Farm brand stuffing it was all that the store had and I think that it would be much better with a homemade stuffing mix. The green beans were way overcooked after 1 1/2 hour we like ours a bit firmer and I would either leave them out or go with another vegetable next time. I loved that it was so easy to put together and that I didn't have to babysit it while it cooked. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2014
Well let me start off with the fact that I used this recipe for when I was home for my father and I. I added Chipotle Tobasco sauce to the exterior rub which was a tasty addition. In general best Cornish Game Hen that me and my father had had for a long time. total win. Read More