Delightful Cornish Hens

Delightful Cornish Hens

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"Cornish hens are a bit smaller than chicken but cook faster and I find that they are much more juicy."
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1 h 5 m servings 456 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 33.8 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 27.2 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 166 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix green bell pepper, red bell pepper, cilantro, olive oil, sazon seasoning, onion powder, adobo seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Place 1 clove garlic and 1 onion into the cavity of each hen. Spread seasoning-oil mixture with your hands over the entire outer surface of each hen. Arrange hens on prepared baking sheet; top each with 1 tablespoon butter.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 45 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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I did make one change, I decided that I'd try doing this in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours & it turned out tasting awesome. The only change I'd make, is to put the onions & garlic in with the rest...

I used red bell only because I didn't have green. I found one pepper to be plenty for both birds because they don't really adhere to the bird as it is. The flavor was great and they turned out s...

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