Cornish Hen Dinner
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2 Cornish game hens - rinsed, patted dry with
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
-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
-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
-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,
-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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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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