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Cornish Hen Dinner for Two
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Recipe Created By: Robbie
Prep. Time: 1:45
Serves: 2

2 Cornish game hens - rinsed, patted dry with paper towels
approx. 1 Tbls. poultry seasoning mix (see Notes, below)
1 lb. bag frozen whole green beans
6 oz. box dry stuffing mix - prepared as directed
2 Tbls. all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chicken broth

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-Slide your finger between the skin and meat of the hen, separating them and making pockets. There should be 4 total pockets, one on each side of the bird, on the breast and back.
-Sprinkle 1/4 tsp. seasoning into each pocket and use your finger to spread the seasoning evenly throughout each cavity.
-Rub 1/4 tsp. seasoning on the inside of hen.
-Sprinkle additional seasoning on the outside of the bird and rub in.
-Stuff the cavity of hen with 1/2 of the prepared stuffing.
-Repeat with the other hen.
-Place hens, breast side down, in a plastic oven roasting bag, which is placed on a cookie sheet.
-Spread green beans around hens in the roasting bag.
-Tie bag closed with supplied tie and poke holes in top of bag to vent.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour, 20 minutes.
-Cut bag open and spoon 2 Tbls. of the fatty dripping from bag into a small saucepan.
-Stir flour into drippings and heat to bubbling; slowly stir in chicken broth; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
-Place each hen on a separate plate; with a fork, scoop some of the stuffing out of the hens, making it appear to be spilling out of the cavity; spread green beans around hens; serve with gravy on the side or drizzled over the hen.

Notes: I use either McCormick Salt & Spice OR Jane's Crazy Mixed Up Salt for the poultry seasoning. When dining alone or in a pair for the Holidays, a traditional meal can be overabundant and overwhelming. Try this one-dish traditional dinner instead.

(5) Visitor Comments:

  • i have never wrote and said how good a recipe is but my husband loved the cornish hen he said the dressing was the best he ever had and he makes his grandma's dressing ever thankgiving! and he said the cornish hen has out of this world! thank you again so much

  • Robbie, try stuffing the cornnish hens with the boxed wild rice instead of boxed stuffing... I normally combined the herb seasoned rice along with the wild rice, cook the rice according to the directions, but not not completely done. Stuff the hens with the rice and pour cream of mushroom soup atop of it, it will eliminate your flour mixture for the sauce.

  • Hi! Thanks for the great recipe. My dad bought cornish hens instead of a Turkey this year and we were all disappointed at first. I handed him this recipe and the dinner turned out delicious and no one was disappointed! Thanks again!

  • Thanks for the wonderful Cornish Hen Dinner recipe!!! My wife and are are spending our first Christmas together and must say the title itself "DINNER FOR TWO" was perfect.

  • My dinner came out very good, everyone was impressed that it took me only 3 hours to prepare everything from washing and cleaning the bird to doing the side dishes, I felt like the iron chef. thank you.  (This man told me he made 11 hens at once!)

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