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Game Hens Southwestern-Style

Game Hens Southwestern-Style

Jana

'Game' is a term applied to wild animals or birds that are deemed suitable for human consumption, or EDIBLE! Young game hens are the best for this delicious lime basted and Southwestern salsafied dish. Get yer spurs on and dig in!

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  • Calories:
  • 990 kcal
  • 49%
  • Fat:
  • 73.1 g
  • 112%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 61.3 g
  • 123%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 339 mg
  • 113%
  • Sodium:
  • 369 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. TO PREPARE GAME HENS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sprinkle lime juice on hens, then sprinkle on the chili powder, cumin, salt and ground black pepper. Splash olive oil over hens. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; then reduce oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until done and juices run clear, about 45 minutes more.
  2. TO MAKE SALSA: Combine the corn, red onion, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, salt, ground black pepper and olive oil. Mix well and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Put on a platter and top with the cooked hens. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
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SHINE4HIM2DAY
14
6/23/2003

THIS RECIPE MUST HAVE DROPPED DOWN FROM HEAVEN! ABSOLUTELY TOP OF THE LINE! JUST GIVE YOURSELF A BIT MORE TIME TO MAKE THE SALSA THEN WHAT THE RECIPE STATES, OR MAKE SALSA AHEAD. MY THANKS TO THE SUBMITTER OF THIS RECIPE.

JENNYSHINE_99
12
10/5/2003

This was an absolutly wonderful recipe. I served it with spanish rice and corn bread. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!!

Snow likes to cook
7
1/26/2005

Was good. Especailly the corn salsa. I like strong spice flavors, the hens could have had double the amount of spices for my taste. Which is what I will do next time.