Herb-Roasted Game Hens

Herb-Roasted Game Hens

"These golden Cornish hens, shown at right, are seasoned with basil, sage and thyme for plenty of flavor. They're simple to prepare yet make any occasion seem special. For a fast finish, serve corn bread stuffing and chunky cinnamon applesauce...or roasted cubed potatoes with pepper and carrots plus instant chocolate pudding for dessert."
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55 m servings
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  1. Place hens, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Brush over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until juices run clear.

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definitely takes longer than 50 minutes - closer to an hour and a half. it makes your kitchen smell wonderful, and the flavors are nice. i cooked it over cubed potatoes and put extra seasoning...

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Hens are served whole. These came out moist and juicy, but not much flavor. If I make these again I would try putting some of the herb butter under the skin.

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definitely takes longer than 50 minutes - closer to an hour and a half. it makes your kitchen smell wonderful, and the flavors are nice. i cooked it over cubed potatoes and put extra seasoning...

Hens are served whole. These came out moist and juicy, but not much flavor. If I make these again I would try putting some of the herb butter under the skin.

This is the first time I've ever made game hens. I'm not sure how to serve them. Do you just put a hen on a plate or do you slice it a certain way? Anyway, I followed the directions except th...

This was awesome and my hubby LOVED it! (And that says a lot because he is one picky eater). I didn't have lemon pepper on hand, so i took a small lemon, halved it, and used a couple teaspoons...

Very easy to prepare and had a good flavor. The only note I would make is that it took 1 1/2 hours to cook and I was only cooking one hen.

Doubled the garlic because I love it but really enjoyed the recipe! And it made my kitchen smell great!:) I think I will try it on chicken breasts too.

Absolutlely wonderful!! I, as well as most, baked for about an hour and 35 mins. I also put herb butter under the skin. It makes it jucier. I stuffed them with garlic, rosemary, and a wedge or 2...

I loved the flavor. I didn't have the lemon-pepper seasoning, so used an herb chicken seasoning instead. It did take a bit longer than the 50 minutes indicated, and longer than 5 minutes to pre...

absolutely fantastic

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