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Cornish Game Hen Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious dinner, then check out this Cornish game hen recipe, something different for a change! | Cornish Game Hen Recipe | GlutenFreeHomemade.com

Updated December 10, 2018.

If you are looking for a delicious dinner, then check out this Cornish game hen recipe, something different for a change!

The whole family will love it!

So juicy and luscious, you will want to serve this special entrée time and time again.


What are Cornish game hens?

Cornish game hens are specially bred miniature chickens originating from Cornwall in England.

Also known as Indian Game, Cornish Hens or Rock Cornish Hens (a cross between Cornish and Rock chickens), they are domestically produced and weigh 1 1/2 to 2 (680 to 907 grams) each.

Each cooked hen will feed one or two people, depending on the extent of the meal served with it.


Stuff and Sauce!

Dress up this Cornish game hen recipe with stuffing and sauce.

Make your favorite stuffing recipe, or try Apple Raisin or Celery Stuffing, baked and served on the side.

Then, smother roasted Cornish game hens with a scrumptious complementary sauce, such as Caper Sauce, Sherry Sauce, Cherry Port Sauce, Honey Apple Sauce, Raspberry Sauce, or Orange Cranberry.

For a highly nutritious meal, serve this Cornish game hen recipe with a chilled tomato juice appetizer, thin Herb Sauce made with sage and basil, Creamed Cabbage, carrot and celery sticks, and Cranberry Bread Pudding for dessert.





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Cornish Game Hen Recipe


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Cornish Game Hen Recipe


To create an elegant affair, serve this Cornish game hen recipe with a fine white wine, such as Chablis, Chardonnay or Riesling.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Yield: 2 to 4 servings

Ingredients:
- 2 Cornish game hens, fresh or thawed, about 1 1/2 pounds to 2 pounds each
- salt
- melted butter (shortening or oil)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Remove giblets and neck.
3. Rinse hens and pat dry.
4. Lightly rub cavities with salt.
5. Place hens breast side up in a roasting pan with rack, and then brush with melted butter.
6. Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, basting hens 3 to 4 times with melted butter.

Tags:
Gluten-free, Corn-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Soy-free, Sugar-free,




Variations

Metric Measurements

Note:  use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cornish game hens, fresh or thawed, about  680 to 900 grams each
  • salt
  • melted butter (shortening or oil)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C, Gas Mark 5.
  2. Remove giblets and neck.
  3. Rinse hens and pat dry.
  4. Lightly rub cavities with salt.
  5. Place hens breast side up in a roasting pan with rack, and then brush with melted butter.
  6. Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, basting hens 3 to 4 times with melted butter.


Slow Cookery

  1. Remove giblets and neck from 2 cornish game hens.
  2. Rinse hens and pat dry.
  3. Lightly rub cavities with salt.
  4. Place both hens in bottom of slow cooker, breast side up.
  5. Dot tops with butter.
  6. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for 6 hours, or on High 1 hour, and then on low for 8 hours.






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