Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.2
  • Total Fat: 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 77.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 19.4 g

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A classic quick and easy dish that will have them begging for more. Portion = 4oz A classic quick and easy dish that will have them begging for more. Portion = 4oz
Number of Servings: 16


    4 Cornish game hens (giblets removed)
    1 lemon cut into 4 wedges
    4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
    3 tablespoons of olive oil
    24 cloves of garlic, peeled
    1/3 cup dry white wine
    1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth


Preheat oven to 450F
Pat hens dry and season cavities with salt and pepper.
Place 1 lemon wedge and 1 sprig of rosemary in the cavity of each hen.
Rub each hen with small amount of olive oil the season outside with salt and pepper.
Place hen in roasting pan and scatter garlic around them
Place in oven and roast for 25 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350F and pour wine, broth and olive oil over hens
Roast until GBD (Golden Brown and Delicious) basting every 10 minutes with pan juices (20 to 25 minutes)
Transfer hens to platter and cover with foil to keep warm
Pour pan juices to saucepan and reduce (about 6 minutes)
Cut hens in half lengthwise, arrange on plates, spoon sauce and garlic around hens and serve.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GREYBADGER.

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  • Did this in our rotisserie and was fabulous! Put the garlic inside of the hens because of the cooking method. - 2/23/13

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  • I followed this recipe exactly and it was sooooo good! My husband usually does all the cooking and he is an excellent cook. He loved this. Very moist and flavorful. This is a keeper! - 1/5/13

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