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Roasted Cornish hen

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 ounces
Calories 150

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 1 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 446 mg
Cholesterol 103 mg
Dietary fiber 1 g
Protein 23 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Follow this fool-proof recipe for a juicy, tender, flavorful roasted Cornish hen.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)
  • 2 pounds Cornish hen
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Heat oven to 375 F. Place the hen in a baking dish that is 2 inches deep. Stuff hen with orange slices, half the garlic and half the herbs. Gently slide the remaining garlic, herbs, salt and pepper underneath the skin around both sides of the hen.

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 160 F. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and allow the hen to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. It will continue to cook as it rests so the internal temperature reaches 165 F. To serve, cut the hen in half, remove the skin, and then cut into quarters.

Last Updated: May 24th, 2016