Cornish Hens the Easy Way
This recipe is so simple, and it adds a little zest to your Cornish Hens.
This recipe is so simple, and it adds a little zest to your Cornish Hens.
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
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.
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!
This was OK, but we prefer other seasoning compared to chili and cumin.
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!!
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!
The title says it all. EASY EASY EASY!!! My fam enjoyed this and it was super simple to make. Good flavor!
Bland recipe. I would use this as a base recipe from which to create a better one.
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!!
The Skin was crisp and I ate it but the bird was tasteless. My Husband asked me not to make this again.
Although this tasted good, it was not something the family raved about, and no one said they wanted me to make it again.
I found this recipe to be rather bland. It was moist and edible, but that's it.
It certainly was easy! I quite liked it, but my husband found it too bony, he's not keen on bone-in, skin-on chicken recipes. We made it with about half the margarine called for, but otherwise as written. Husband was home that morning so he actually did the work and said the recipe practically made it itself. We had a late afternoon activity and it was nice coming home to a made main-dish and just having to heat up a veg for the side. I always have uses for left-over cooked chicken, so if I plan ahead a little this might be quite good for that.
The hens were moist and pretty flavorful. I used lemon juice since I had no lime on hand. I also put garlic in the cavity, however, next time I think I will actually sliver it into the breast of the bird. Hen needs a good hour to cook. Lift the wings to make sure the meat is not pink.
I thought it tasted great. The recipe was very easy, especially since it was my first time cooking cornish hens.
This was better than the other recipe that I made but it still wasn't that great. Flavor wasn't throughout the hen. Took longer to cook as well. Won't be making again.
very tasty sauce, needed additional cooking time. Also didnt use dripping in pans as sauce was good on its own.
Very good recipe, thank you so much.
I made this for Christmas Eve dinner and was disappointed. The hens were moist but bland and not very flavorful.
I tweaked this a little bit. I mixed the spices listed plus garlic powder and onion powder in softened butter and spread it under the skin. Followed the recipe the rest of the time, adding time as recommended by other reviewers. Turned out great! will make again. 4 stars, because I tweaked it.
I tried this on two hens & it turned out Great! Quick painless & Tasty! The only the thing we did add was some stuffing to the cavity!
We only had one chicken. As suggested by others on here I used 1/2 T chili powder and 1/2 T cumin. (in addition to the salt and pepper) It tasted great! I also put some lime juice and the spices in the cavity. I changed the cooking time. After the first 15 minutes on 450 C. I took the temp. down to 350 C. and baked for 50 minutes. Will make this again.
it was so good my family loved it my daughter loved it so much she wanted more i used my own seasonings and it still came out tender and juicy i will be using this recipe again
Pretty good. could have been a little more flavorful.
I fixed this for dinner last night. My husband and I enjoyed the dish. There was not a bite left over. The hens were moist and had a nice flavor. This is not a receipt for a person looking for the dish to have a kick.
I followed the recipe exactly. Wasn't enough time to cook unless you like eating bloody chicken. Also, all you're doing is flavoring the skin. Now, that was tasty. However, that's all it is.
It came out really good. I'm allergic to cumin aND red pepper bothers me, so I seasoned it with onion, garlic, and salt on the inside. Then on the outside I used salt, pepper, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, and a roasted garlic and herb that comes in a grinder. Very tasty. :D
Family enjoyed these birds. Not very spicy so young and old could enjoy the flavor. Did need to cook for quite a bit longer than stated in recipe, but we do like a drier meat. Just a hint of of lime flavor.
very good never had Cornish hen before and this was so easy tasted soooo good
Thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I'm not much of a cook but I can follow instructions pretty good. I can also do a little improvising as I did in this case. Had to cook it a little longer than stated. Left off cumin and used lime juice in place of real lime. I also used the various other seasons I typically cook with like, garlic seasoning and seasoning salt. Instead of olive oil I used melted butter. It was nice and golden. I dove in to quick to take a photo. Um Um good.
I cooked this cornish hen recipe exactly as written, except 2 hens, not 4. It looked beautiful, however, we travel for work and stay in an RV and the oven in those aren't always accurate, so I left it in for 10 more minutes. The flavor was delicious, but a little tough. I think next time I will do what someone else suggested and cook it a little longer.I will make this again!
I grilled the little Hans and they were delicious
It was Delicious! I made two changes. I didn't have limes so I doused it in orange juice and I used Bragg Organic Sprinkle 24 herbs & spices seasoning instead of the cumin. Took a little longer to get to 180 internal, but worth it. Very juicy and delicious.
love this recipe! i will add more spice than it calls for. you will have to gauge your own tastes but this recipe was amazing and looks like you slaved all day, but really didnt!#
Very good with a nice flair. I added vegetables in the pan and all came out very tasty! Preheated the oven at 450, baked for 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 375 and continued baking for 40 minutes. Removed from oven and placed foil over the hens for ten minutes. Add a good red wine and Ummmm so good!!!!!!
Very good 😍😍😁😁😎
I made this in my pressure cooker, and while it was juicy and tender, it was also bland. I will not make this again.
Excellent, easy way to cook baby birds ! This is the only way I cook them now and it's my husband's favorite !
What a great way to serve up an elegant quickly and easy.
really good. i use other seasoning in place of the chili powder and cumin. Otherwise it is amazing. i browned them for the last 15 minutes uncovered on 400° turned out beautiful
It turned out very well! I did use a bit more seasoning than the recipe calls for (my family likes heavy seasoning) but the cook time was perfect and cooking it on a rack helped it to cook more evenly. I will be using this recipe again!!!
Awesome! Never made any kind of game bird before and this was terrific. My husband loved it!
OK. Liked the seasoning/flavor and simplicity. But the white meat was a little dry. May or may not make again.
Definitely tender and juicy. I added chopped carrots and potatoes to the dish to cook together. Season wise - 1/2T of cumin and chilli powder per hen per suggestion from another review (I cooked two hen). Garlic powder to taste, slided onion and bell pepper and season salt to taste (versus regular salt). I added flour the last 15 minutes or so of cooking. I cooked it a little longer than 30 minutes at 350 as suggested by another review. Taste and season while as you are cooking! Great recipe, thanks!
I left out the chili powder. Don't like spice.
This was super easy. It turned out nice and juicy. I only used 2 of the cornish hens and kept the recipe the same. I decided to serve it with an Asian twist: rice, asparagus, and a Laotian dipping sauce. Yummy!
So easy to make. Took a little longer but would definitely do it again
This is so easy. I use the hens for chicken enchiladas. Thank you for a simple way to make Mexican chicken.
This recipe is a good start. What it lacks is more salt, more salt. Season it the night before so they absorve the salt.