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Cornish Hens with Potatoes

 Cornish Hens with Potatoes
For a wonderful holiday meal with only a fraction of the work, consider Deborah Randall's savory submission. "This special slow-cooked dinner is delicious," she writes from Abbeville, Louisiana. "I serve it with green beans and French bread."
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 6-8 hours


  • 4 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 large red potatoes, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Lemon-pepper seasoning and garlic powder to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, brown hens in oil. Place the potatoes in a 5-qt.
  • slow cooker. Top with the hens and bacon. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper
  • and garlic powder.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a thermometer reads
  • 180° and potatoes are tender. Thicken the cooking juices if
  • desired. Sprinkle the hens with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 636 calories, 46 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 201 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g protein.