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Cornish Hen Recipes

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When I make these succulent stuffed Cornish hens, my husband's only complaint is that he gets full before he's ready to quit eating!
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Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

Glazed Stuffed Cornish Hens

Cornish hens, basted with a delicious glaze of apricot preserves and cloves, make dinner for two something special. Gusty Crum of Dover, Ohio uses convenient packaged herb stuffing to complement the moist and tender meat.

Grilled Game Hens

Grilled Game Hens

Grilled Game Hens

I love to cook and bake just about everything, but grilling is my specialty. These game hens pick up wonderful flavor from a sweet and refreshing marinade.—Kriss Erickson, Kalauea, Hawaii

Cornish Hens with Orange Glaze

Cornish Hens with Orange Glaze

Cornish Hens with Orange Glaze

When I make these succulent stuffed Cornish hens, my husband's only complaint is that he gets full before he's ready to quit eating!
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Berry-Port Game Hens

Berry-Port Game Hens

Berry-Port Game Hens

“This recipe uses only five ingredients to create a simple but elegant entree. It’s one of my favorite dishes to serve.” —Josephine Piro Easton, PA

Flavorful Cornish Game Hens

Flavorful Cornish Game Hens

Flavorful Cornish Game Hens

“These hens taste wonderful. They’re just the right thing to serve when you’re having company over. Your guests will think you spent the whole day in the kitchen!” Kara de la Vega - Santa Rosa, CA

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

Cornish Hens with Rice Stuffing

I came across this recipe a few years ago around Thanksgiving. The golden, juicy hens and festive rice stuffing make a memorable feast for two. Best of all, we're not eating leftovers for days on end.—Kathy Meyer, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

My mom prepares this impressive-looking entree for the holidays and for other "company's coming" occasions. The savory rice stuffing goes wonderfully with the moist golden hens and sweet apricot glaze. She is often asked for the recipe. -Becky Brunette, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cornish Hens

Cornish Hens

Cornish Hens

I LIKE this recipe for Cornish hens because it’s easy to do and a delicious entrée for two. The basting ingredients result in a beautifully browned hen, sealing in the juices so that it is moist, tender and quite flavorful.

Citrus-Baked Cornish Hens

Citrus-Baked Cornish Hens

Citrus-Baked Cornish Hens

The mustard in this dish surprises people. Combined with the citrus, it provides a real double "zing". You can also vary the ingredients, if you like. As an example, I've found the hens are tasty with orange marmalade. My husband's a grade school principal, and we have a 14-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son—resulting in a lot of schedules to juggle in our house. Sometimes, I'll cut the hens in half and have supper ready in 45 minutes.

Cornish Hen Under a Brick

Cornish Hen Under a Brick

Cornish Hen Under a Brick

Classic Mediterranean flavors such as lemon, garlic and olive oil are used to season this tender hen. It's then seared in a hot skillet and weighted with a foil-wrapped brick before being finished off in a hot oven. The weight of the hot brick helps the poultry cook more quickly, so the meat stays moist.—Taste of Home Cooking School, Greendale, Wisconsin

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasted Cornish Hens with Vegetables

Roasting simply seasoned Cornish game hens and vegetables in one pan results in a full-flavored meal in one.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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