Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens

Lemon Leek Roasted Cornish Hens


"Cornish game hens stuffed with leeks and fresh lemons and baked to a golden finish. This is a delicious and simple recipe for Cornish hens. Serve with couscous and broccoli, if desired."


1 h 20 m servings 716 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 716 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 47.5 g
  • 73%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 59.1 g
  • 118%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 339 mg
  • 113%
  • Sodium:
  • 216 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place hens in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Stuff each hen with 1 lemon half and 1/4 of the sliced leeks, then sprinkle with seasoning.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F 9175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until hens are cooked through and juices run clear. Let stand 10 minutes, then remove lemon and leeks.
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  1. 35 Ratings


My boyfriend, who is a picky eater, liked this recipe as did I! I stuffed the cavity with the lemon and leeks per the recipe but I also threw in some minced garlic and poultry seasoning. I als...

This was a great basic recipe! To suit my owns tastes, I substituted fines herbes for the poultry seasoning, and added a dash of olive oil and some minced garlic. Also, rubbing the birds with ...

This was a great recipe! I followed it exactly, and my mother and I both thought that the hens were delicious. Pretty easy, considering that I'm not the most advanced cook. Thanks!

These were great, but I did have to add a bit more seasonings to them... In the cavity I salt and peppered and added the poultry seasoning before I put in lemon and leeks. On the outside I rub...

I used this recipe and the other reviews as a guideline. I made a herb and garlic infused butter (Rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley) and coated the cavity before seasoning with salt, pepper and ...

Very easy but the lemon and leek flavors were too subtle for me.

Thank you so much! This is a delicious and easy recipe. I added more poultry seasoning, so it "coated" both hens. I think the hens I used were on the big side, so I cooked them for almost an h...

My boyfriend is mainly a beef eater - but he keeps asking me to make this recipe! Very tasty! I prepared it exactly the way the recipe called for...but will try some of the other suggestions suc...

Very good! First time cooking a cornish hen and it turned out great! Thanks so much!