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Lemon-Thyme Cornish Hens

 Lemon-Thyme Cornish Hens
Now that I've retired from nursing, I have more time to cook and read. My husband loves Cornish hens made this way.
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Cornish game hens (20 to 24 ounces each)

Directions

  • In an bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Place hens on a rack
  • in a shallow baking pan. Tuck wings under hen. Spoon half of butter
  • sauce over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 40-45 minutes or
  • until juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 180°,
  • basting occasionally with remaining sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 957 calories, 74 g fat (28 g saturated fat), 433 mg cholesterol, 1,004 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 64 g protein.