Game Hens Southwestern-Style

Game Hens Southwestern-Style

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"'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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Ingredients

servings 990 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 990 kcal
  • 49%
  • Fat:
  • 73.1 g
  • 112%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 61.3 g
  • 123%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 339 mg
  • 113%
  • Sodium:
  • 369 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. TO PREPARE GAME HENS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sprinkle lime juice on hens, then sprinkle on the chili powder, cumin, salt and ground black pepper. Splash olive oil over hens. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; then reduce oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until done and juices run clear, about 45 minutes more.
  2. TO MAKE SALSA: Combine the corn, red onion, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, salt, ground black pepper and olive oil. Mix well and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Put on a platter and top with the cooked hens. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

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Most helpful positive review

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 TH...

Most helpful critical review

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 eve...

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 TH...

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.

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 eve...

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 th...

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 th...

I adored the hen, and my boyfriend loved the salsa (which I would have given a 4). I used half a red onion and didn't miss the other half; I didn't have lemon juice so doubled the lime. Next t...