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Cornish Hen Recipes

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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.
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Cornish Game Hens

Cornish Game Hens

Cornish Game Hens

These hens look festive and were something different from the usual ham or turkey. They're simple to make, and each person gets an attractive individual serving.—Karen Darrell, Wood River, Illinois

Contest-Winning Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens

Contest-Winning Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens

Contest-Winning Orange-Glazed Cornish Hens

This is a wonderfully elegant entree to serve at a cozy dinner party for four. Your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing the tender golden-brown hens and perfecting the full-flavored basting sauce. —Laurie Bartley Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

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
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Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing

“My husband really likes Cornish hens, so I searched for a recipe I could use during the holidays that dressed them up. My family loves the fruit stuffing. —Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

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.

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

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

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Stuffed Cornish Hens

Stuffed Cornish Hens

With a golden and flavorful stuffing, these tender hens are a special-occasion entree for just the two of us.—Wanda Jean Sain, Hickory, North Carolina

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing for Two

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing for Two

Honey-Glazed Hens with Fruit Stuffing for Two

“My husband really likes Cornish hens, so I searched for a recipe I could use during the holidays that dressed them up. We love the fruit stuffing." — Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

Apricot-Glazed Cornish Hens

These savory hens are a tasty sized-right twist on the conventional bird. Filled with a well-seasoned stuffing, they make perfect individual servings, reveals Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "The hens smell so good while baking, folks can hardly wait to eat," she smiles.

Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

Dressed-Up Cornish Hen

"Although our children are grown, it seems like I'm usually feeding a bunch. But when my husband and I dine alone, this is one of our favorite dishes. Stick a couple of baked potatoes in the oven and toss a salad, and you have a great meal."
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