This recipe is so simple, and it adds a little zest to your Cornish Hens.

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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).

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  • Rub each hen with a lime half. Drizzle the hens with olive oil, and season with chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Place hens on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

  • Roast hens 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue roasting 30 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

332.4 calories; 26 g protein; 3.8 g carbohydrates; 151 mg cholesterol; 556.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2008
This turned out REALLY well and very juicy. I cooked it a little longer and I used about 1/2T of chili powder and 1/2T of cumin per hen. 1/2tsp of each for 3 chickens was not nearly enough for my family. It turned out just great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2004
This was OK but we prefer other seasoning compared to chili and cumin. Read More
(43)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2008
This turned out REALLY well and very juicy. I cooked it a little longer and I used about 1/2T of chili powder and 1/2T of cumin per hen. 1/2tsp of each for 3 chickens was not nearly enough for my family. It turned out just great. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2008
This turned out REALLY well and very juicy. I cooked it a little longer and I used about 1/2T of chili powder and 1/2T of cumin per hen. 1/2tsp of each for 3 chickens was not nearly enough for my family. It turned out just great. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2004
This recipe was the easiest chicken recipe I ever made! I was looking for something quick to prepare but low on ingredients, and this met both requirements. It's wonderfully moist and spicy and we loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2004
This was OK but we prefer other seasoning compared to chili and cumin. Read More
(43)
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2008
This was ok. DH wasn't impressed. It did come out juicy and tender and the skin was crispy and flavorful however the flavor did not carry into the meat. The cooking time was 45 minutes longer than what was stated be wary if you are timing sides to be complete at the same time! We were done the baked potatoes 1/2 hr. before the chicken was done!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2007
Really good! Made this for my husband and he loved it....only made 2 hens and used the same amount of spices....the skin was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2005
Bland recipe. I would use this as a base recipe from which to create a better one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2006
The title says it all. EASY EASY EASY!!! My fam enjoyed this and it was super simple to make. Good flavor! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This was my 1st time making this recipe and it was excellent!! I made it for my parents for valentines day since my husband is deployed in afghanistan. I spent V-day with my parents! It was very tasty and moist!! The only thing I did different was I put a garlic clove inside the cavity of the hen and added more rosemary in there for extra flavor. I highly recommend this recipe!! It looks so professionally when set upon the plate!! We loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2009
The Skin was crisp and I ate it but the bird was tasteless. My Husband asked me not to make this again. Read More
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