Pan-Roasted Cornish Game Hens Recipe

I am so excited to be on Katie’s blog today to share a simple and out-of-this-world Cornish game hen recipe with you. This is the BEST Cornish Hen recipe around! We love Cornish game hens, and they make for a delicious recipe. There are many ways to make them, however, this has the best tips for how to make Cornish game hens. The cooking time will depend on the size of your hens.

  • Final internal temperature should be 180 degree F.
  • Once your Cornish hen is carved, you can enjoy it plain or with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Even fast actually if you make Cornish hens in the air fryer.
  • In fact, the bird is a hybrid breed, a mix between Cornish chickens and white rock chickens.

Transfer hens to a platter, pouring any cavity juices into the roasting pan. Tent hens with aluminum foil to keep warm. Transfer pan juices and garlic cloves to a medium saucepan and boil until liquids reduce to a sauce consistency, about 6 minutes. Cut hens in half lengthwise and arrange on plates. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve. I have made Cornish Game hens for decades.

What to Serve With Cornish Hens

For a quick, easy seasoning, mix lemon juice, butter, paprika, thyme, salt, and garlic powder. Once you’ve seasoned the hen, bake it for 1 hour at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Halfway through, baste the hen by brushing some sauce over it. When it’s finished, cover the pan with aluminum foil and let the hen rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Place the onions, sliced lemons, and half of the sage and rosemary into the Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie – Cooking Games roasting pan or Dutch oven. After the Cornish hens are patted dry, I apply a mixture of melted unsalted butter, olive oil, and lots of minced garlic. I can’t say enough good things about this meal. The house smells amazing the whole time it’s slow cooking. Using baby potatoes and baby carrots cut down on prep time since you don’t need to spend any time chopping them. Thirty minutes later, they emerge from the oven golden beautiful.

Plus, plunging temperatures means we have the perfect excuse to break out some of our cozier furnishings and make new homemade throw blankets and pillows. Looking for a way to supplement your time at pumpkin patches and football tailgates this autumn? Stay busy with our creative fall décor crafts that can double as festive decorations all season long. You can definitely add more liquid to the pan if you guys like all the delicious drippings.

Premium Cornish Hen

Cornish Games Hens also known as Rock Cornish Game Hen are similar to roasted chicken. They’re actually not game hens, they are just small chickens with a fancy name. Rinse Cornish game hens with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Sprinkle the seasonings and spices on both sides. Try to season every inch of the chicken to avoid bland chicken. Use more seasoning than the recipe suggests if needed. Wear cooking gloves while handling the chicken if preferred. This was great and the rub makes it fantastic.

Very busy nanny/au pair, working for a very rich and snooty family, in a very large home, in a very snooty village. Just in case my employer comes here, please don’t ask where I am from, or I’ll be sacked like the last nanny was. 😉 I take care of 4 gorgeous, and darling kids. They are great children, very, very active. I guess that’s a given, why else would I be here. Part of my job is also to prepare meals for the family.