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Cornish Hens with Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe
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Cornish Hens with Garlic Cream Cheese

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"Scrumptious Cornish hen recipe using garlic and herb seasoning mixed with cream cheese. Serve with warm French bread, spreading the cheese on the bread."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line the inside of a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place hens, breast-side up, in the prepared roasting pan.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning with 1 package cream cheese in a bowl. Stuff cream cheese mixture in 1 hen. Repeat with 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning and remaining 1 package cream cheese; stuff the second hen.
  4. Brush hens with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning. Season with salt. Cover hens with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove aluminum foil and bake until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 15 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 30 mins
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Nov 15, 2012

This recipe was super simple and had great flavor. I served with french bread as suggested and it was great with the cream cheese. I used cream cheese with 1/3 less fat and I couldn't even tell it wasn't regular cream cheese. I also used only about 6 oz of cheese in each bird as that is all that would fit. I highly suggest this recipe!

 
Jan 23, 2013

This recipe turned out great. The only thing I did different was that I was able to split an 8oz package of cream cheese between 3 game hens because I couldn't fit anymore than that inside of them. Husband said it was delicious and my kids didn't complain. My toddler even loved it.

 

11 Ratings

Feb 14, 2013

Loved this!! I've been making cornish hens for Valentines for so many years with the same recipe thought I'd try something different. This is the one for me ... easy, fast, and YUMMY!!!!!

 
Dec 21, 2013

SO good! I will definitely be making this again!

 
Jul 20, 2013

Out of this world indeed! I marinaded the cornish hens with garlic,rosemary,salt,white wine and Kansas steak seasoning for 4 hours before cooking. Mouthwatering taste. Highly recommended.

 
Jun 01, 2013

OUTSTANDING!! I've tried several game hen recipes, but all fell into the "blah" category until I found this one. It's amazing! I did find that one brick of cream cheese is plenty for two hens, and leaving it in the bird keeps it warm for spreading on the french bread. Wonderful!

 
Mar 19, 2014

Delish! The cream cheese was a great addition and made it very flavorful! Hubby loved it!

 
Mar 11, 2014

Did the recipe exactly as suggested and found it to be divine. I truly enjoyed this recipe and have leftover spread for my bagel tomorrow!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 566 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 206 mg
  • 69%
  • Fat
  • 52.4 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 21.3 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 486 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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