Cornish Game Hen

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This small bird provides a perfect serving for one person. It can be stuffed with poultry stuffing or other fillings such as green grapes, shrimp, or blueberries.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish hens (1½ lbs. each)
  • 1 medium orange, cut in chunks (do not peel)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1 cup julienned leeks (white and light green parts only—discard dark green part), well-rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place half of the orange chunks, onion, and sage leaves inside each hen.
  • Scatter leeks on the bottom of a roasting pan and set the hens on top of them. Rub breast skin with butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast until you can move the legs freely and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Cornish hens (1½ lbs. each)
  • 1 medium orange, cut in chunks (do not peel)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 1 cup julienned leeks (white and light green parts only—discard dark green part), well-rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place half of the orange chunks, onion, and sage leaves inside each hen.
  • Scatter leeks on the bottom of a roasting pan and set the hens on top of them. Rub breast skin with butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast until you can move the legs freely and juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories750
Total Fat53g
Saturated Fat16g
Cholesterol375mg
Sodium330mg
Total Carbohydrate0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein63g