Baked Cornish Game Hens

Baked Cornish Game Hens


"Cornish game hens stuffed with a vegetable mixture, then roasted. A Cornish game hen recipe that I found and tweaked a bit for the taste and size of our small family, but it would be very easy to adjust it to fit your needs. It goes well with oven-roasted potatoes."


2 h servings 476 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 45.2 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 167 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 421 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup melted butter, onion, celery, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, basil, oregano and parsley.
  3. Season hens inside and out with salt and pepper to taste, then stuff with equal amounts butter/vegetable mixture. Place stuffed birds in a 9x13 inch baking dish, breast side up. Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  4. Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover and brown at 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
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  1. 125 Ratings


I have baked a lot of Cornish hens in my lifetime, but have only stuffed them with a rice mixture. This was very good and a nice change. For the reviewer that had a problem with it being dry, ...

Very nice little recipe. Easy, even for someone who has never cooked hens before. I omitted the green pepper, and doubled the garlic since we have a small garlic addiction issue. Also, I added r...

I changed this recipe a lot. I stuffed the cavity with 3types of wintersquas includingzuchini. I alsoadded 4 chopped ed potatoes. I drizzled the inside and outside of my poultry with olive oil i...

I had never stuffed a bird before this recipe! Really easy and it tasted GREAT! I will be sure to make this one again!

This was a terrific and easy recipe. I made it for my wife for Valentines Day. I highly recommend it for guys wanting to impress. Also goes great with oven roasted potatoes suggested the auth...

This was only my second attempt at cooking. I just followed the directions word-for-word, and it turned out just as promised. An excellent dish! And my wife liked it too.

This recipe was perfect for my husband and I. He loved it. I will definatly be making this one again!

Prepared this as Thanksgiving for Two. I also made extra stuffing since I had wheat allergen Vegans coming to visit (used olive oil instead of butter). I'd never roasted any kind of whole bird...

Mine came out dry, but the flavor was good