Cornish Hens the Easy Way

Cornish Hens the Easy Way

Mary Fortman 0

"This recipe is so simple, and it adds a little zest to your Cornish Hens."


1 h servings 332 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.8g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Rub each hen with a lime half. Drizzle the hens with olive oil, and season with chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Place hens on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Roast hens 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue roasting 30 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
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  1. 34 Ratings


This turned out REALLY well and very juicy. I cooked it a little longer, and I used about 1/2T of chili powder and 1/2T of cumin per hen. 1/2tsp of each for 3 chickens was not nearly enough fo...

This recipe was the easiest chicken recipe I ever made! I was looking for something quick to prepare but low on ingredients, and this met both requirements. It's wonderfully moist and spicy an...

This was OK, but we prefer other seasoning compared to chili and cumin.

This was ok. DH wasn't impressed. It did come out juicy and tender, and the skin was crispy and flavorful, however the flavor did not carry into the meat. The cooking time was 45 minutes longer ...

Really good! Made this for my husband and he loved it....only made 2 hens and used the same amount of spices....the skin was yummy!

The title says it all. EASY EASY EASY!!! My fam enjoyed this and it was super simple to make. Good flavor!

Bland recipe. I would use this as a base recipe from which to create a better one.

This was my 1st time making this recipe and it was excellent!! I made it for my parents for valentines day since my husband is deployed in afghanistan. I spent V-day with my parents! It was very...

It certainly was easy! I quite liked it, but my husband found it too bony, he's not keen on bone-in, skin-on chicken recipes. We made it with about half the margarine called for, but otherwise a...