Delicious and nourishing, this roasted Cornish hen recipe is a family favorite. For special-occasion meals, roast hens on a baking sheet lined with slices of Granny smith apples and D’Anjou or Bartlett pears. Garnish baked hens with chopped Italian parsley, and style with sprigs of fresh rosemary. I always have a few Harbor instant read meat thermometers in the drawer for checking temperatures during cooking. Check the hens at 30 minutes for crispy skin and clear juices running from the thigh when pierced, and an internal temperature of 165 F. Roasted game hen, Cabernet Sauvignon, and cold winter nights; a combination that will embed warmth into your soul.
Place the hens on a tray or in a baking dish and refrigerate them overnight to dry out. This will help the skin crisp up, and help keep the juices in the meat. If desired, you can remove the skin after roasting.
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Did you mean “spatchcock” (not “hopscotch”)? If so, the idea of spatchcocking is to cook it flat, so you won’t be able to stuff the hens. Instead, you can add the stuffing ingredients as a bed for the chicken.
- It’s easy to find side dishes for your Cornish Hen recipe because you can, basically, serve anything you’d pair with a roasted chicken.
- Pat the outside of the hens dry, then apply the wet rub, using a rubber spatula or a backside of a spoon to help distribute the seasoning paste.
- Oven Roasted Cornish Hen are tender hens generously seasoned with aromatics and a blend of spices.
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In addition, because of their small size, these can be cooked at high temperatures with techniques such as broiling, and roasting for grilling, without drying out. In fact, it would be delicious on the BBQ grill too. In this recipe, we use the convection oven setting to speed up the cooking time and to give it that nice crispy skin that everyone loves.
Add cooking wine and chicken broth to the bottom of the roasting pan. Bake for 1 hour, basting each hen every 20 minutes. Use either a roasting pan or a heavy baking pan.
What are Cornish Hens?
Dryer skin will end up with more “bite thru” and won’t have that chewy texture that is typical for smoked chicken. After the hens have roasted for minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F/177℃. While the hen is roasting, whisk together chicken stock, white wine, and lemon juice. Use your index finger to carefully loosen the skin on top of the hens and rub them with garlic herb butter mixture. Serving one perfectly baked, golden, and crispy roast Cornish hen per plate lends a certain elegance, restaurant-at-home feel to your table. However, if your hen is close to the 2-pound mark, it might be too much meat for a single serving.