Cornish Hens the Easy Way

Cornish Hens the Easy Way

25 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Mary Fortman
Recipe by  Mary Fortman

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

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 for my family. It turned out just great.



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 and we loved it!



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

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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