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Holiday Meal For Two

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"When dining alone or in a pair for the holidays, a traditional meal can be overabundant and overwhelming. Try this one-dish traditional dinner instead."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Prepare dry bread stuffing mix according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Using fingers, separate the skin and meat of the Cornish game hens, and rub 1 tablespoon seasoning salt into the meat of each hen. Rub remaining seasoning salt into the cavities of the hens. Stuff each cavity with about 1 1/2 cups prepared stuffing.
  3. Place hens and green beans in an oven bag. Bake 80 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  4. Drain hen drippings into a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, stir in flour until bubbly. Gradually mix in chicken broth. Stirring occasionally, cook until a thick gravy has formed.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2004

I tried this recipe as a change from the traditional turkey dinner,since it was just the two of us.I loved the ease of the preperation and it was good to have a change from Turkey.t even went well with cranberry sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2008

I enjoyed it but found it a bit too salty. To make it again I would greately reduce the seasoning salt.

Jul 05, 2005

I used Robbie's seasoning method and her spices, but I did it on the rotiserie. It was great! I have been looking for a simple way to season the hens and this is wonderfull! Thanks Robbie.

Feb 11, 2005

I really enjoyed this recipe! Very simple and quick. Clean up is a snap as well. I will use this often when my daughter and I want a really good dinner and I am not in the mood to cook a huge meal! Being it is so simple I can allow her to "help" with most of the steps (she is 9) and she feels like she has cooked a gourmet meal on her own! Great one- Thanks Robbie!

Mar 20, 2007

This is just too good to save for a holiday.....maybe a romantic dinner for 2. You don't have a giant mess to clean up on this and the hens are deliciously seasoned. I liked the fact it was a complete meal, I felt like I was in a fancy restaurant. Thanks for this great recipe.

Feb 12, 2012

Replaced green beans with fresh chopped carrots/onions.....the oven bag worked awesome!

May 04, 2014

Well let me start off with the fact that I used this recipe for when I was home for my father and I. I added Chipotle Tobasco sauce to the exterior rub which was a tasty addition. In general, best Cornish Game Hen that me and my father had had for a long time. total win.


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  • Calories
  • 1212 kcal
  • 61%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 107.5 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol
  • 340 mg
  • 113%
  • Fat
  • 51.3 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 10 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 73.7 g
  • 147%
  • Sodium
  • 6115 mg
  • 245%

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

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