Rosemary Roasted Cornish Game Hen

Rosemary Roasted Cornish Game Hen
Summary

Cornish game hens are a type of miniature chicken and can make a unique holiday meal. If you can’t find cornish game hens in the grocery store, you can make this same recipe with bone-in chicken breasts.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    ½ game hen
Dinner Foodie Holidays & Entertaining Main Dish Lower Carb
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    ½ game hen
  • Amount per serving Calories 205

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 130mg
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 29g
  • Potassium 340mg
Dinner Foodie Holidays & Entertaining Main Dish Lower Carb
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • fresh rosemary (finely minced)
    1 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • salt (optional)
    1/2 tsp
  • garlic (minced or grated)
    2 clove
  • Dijon mustard
    1 tbsp
  • lemon (zested and juiced)
    1
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • Cornish game hens (about 1 1/4 pounds each)
    2
  • fresh rosemary
    4 sprig
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large glass or metal baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt (optional), black pepper, and minced rosemary.

  3. Cut each game hen in half lengthwise and remove the skin. Pat dry with a paper towel. Lay 4 rosemary sprigs on the bottom of the baking dish.

  4. Arrange the hens breast side up in the baking dish (one half on top of each of the rosemary sprigs). Brush each hen generously with marinade (using all of the marinade).

  5. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

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