Recipe by 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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(1 pound) game hens
ground black pepper to taste
fresh corn kernels
red onion, diced
red bell pepper, chopped
fresh chopped jalapeno peppers
chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
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.
I used a regular (4 lb) chicken, and used garlic salt in place of the regular. It had a decent flavor but not as special as I had hoped. However, it had most beautiful, crisp brown skin I've ever managed on a roasted chicken. Didn't make the salsa so I can't comment on that part, but perhaps that's why I found the chicken lacking. Went well over Mexican rice.
This was an absolutly wonderful recipe. I served it with spanish rice and corn bread. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!!
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.
THIS RECIPE WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH GAME HEN. THIS RECIPE WAS AWESOME!! I LOVED THE BIRD AND ESPECIALLY THE CORN SALSA!! I HAVE ADDED THIS RECIPE TO MY LIST OF PERMANENT REPEATS!!
This recipe is so delish! I've done it with game hens and with a whole chicken with delicious results both times. Thanks for a great recipe!
I made this last night for dinner, but because I was lacking time and some ingrediants I only made the hens and opted not to make the salsa (even though I really wanted to try it!). I served the hens with potatoes and sugar snapped peas and the dinner was a hit. The only problem I ran into was the cook time for me was a good 30mins. longer than the suggested cook time in the recipe, and I only made 2 hens. But even leaving them in longer didn't dry them out and they still came out tender and moist. I would also suggest using a roasting rack instead of just sitting them in the pan, because I didn't think the bottom of the chicken was as crisp and flavorful as the top. I think the roasting rack would have prevented that. Overall a good recipe and I'll use it again, hopefully with the salsa this time!
I used chicken instead of game hen to make this more budget friendly. I also cooked it on the rotisserie instead of the oven. The bird part of this recipe wasn't anything special. I'd give the corn salsa a 5 for both taste and presentation. They really should be listed separately.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Game Hens Southwestern-Style
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 658
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