Baked Cornish Hen

Baked Cornish Hen

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 207.7
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 108.7 mg
  • Sodium: 322.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 24.2 g

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A simple and easy way to make a flavorful bird for two. Using Lemon and fresh herbs makes the taste bright and fulfilling. A simple and easy way to make a flavorful bird for two. Using Lemon and fresh herbs makes the taste bright and fulfilling.
Number of Servings: 2


    1 cornish hen, thawed, giblets removed
    2T lemon juice (or 1/2 fresh lemon)
    2tsp fresh thyme
    1T fresh rosemary
    1tsp fresh sage
    1/4 tsp kosher salt
    1tsp ground black pepper
    1T EVOO
    1 te


Mix together all ingredients except the hen to create a baste. Rub and massage the baste on the hen both on and under the skin. Pour any remaining baste inside the hen. If using fresh lemon, place the lemon rinds inside the cavity to retain moisture. You can also add a few slices of onion (to be discarded after baking) in the cavity to extra flavor and moisture. Bake at 350 for about an hour. Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes. Cut in half and serve. Makes 2 servings. Goes great with just about any fresh veggie side dish and can easily be multiplied to increase number of servings.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AHAWES0412.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    evoo is extra virgin olive oil..... not sure what TE is???? - 5/12/11

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  • Just made this. was great. I put in carrots and roasted them. they were lemony and very tasty. I put it under the broiler to crisp the skin and make it look pretty. Everyone loved it. - 6/6/13

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  • Help! The last 2 ingredients -- what are they? I'm making without them but would love to know what they are! - 12/22/10

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  • There is a cranberry apple stuffing somewhere on this site that will go wonderfully with the herbs you recommend...perfect Christmas dinner! - 12/4/10

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