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.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 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)
- 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 thermometer reads 180°, basting occasionally with remaining sauce.
Originally published as Lemon-Thyme Cornish Hens in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook