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Cornish Hens the Easy Way Recipe
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Cornish Hens the Easy Way

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"This recipe is so simple, and it adds a little zest to your Cornish Hens."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Rub each hen with a lime half. Drizzle the hens with olive oil, and season with chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Place hens on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  3. Roast hens 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue roasting 30 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 03, 2008

This turned out REALLY well and very juicy. I cooked it a little longer, and I used about 1/2T of chili powder and 1/2T of cumin per hen. 1/2tsp of each for 3 chickens was not nearly enough for my family. It turned out just great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2004

This was OK, but we prefer other seasoning compared to chili and cumin.

Nov 04, 2004

This recipe was the easiest chicken recipe I ever made! I was looking for something quick to prepare but low on ingredients, and this met both requirements. It's wonderfully moist and spicy and we loved it!

Jan 13, 2008

This was ok. DH wasn't impressed. It did come out juicy and tender, and the skin was crispy and flavorful, however the flavor did not carry into the meat. The cooking time was 45 minutes longer than what was stated, be wary if you are timing sides to be complete at the same time! We were done the baked potatoes 1/2 hr. before the chicken was done!!

Dec 21, 2007

Really good! Made this for my husband and he loved it....only made 2 hens and used the same amount of spices....the skin was yummy!

Dec 01, 2006

The title says it all. EASY EASY EASY!!! My fam enjoyed this and it was super simple to make. Good flavor!

Oct 30, 2005

Bland recipe. I would use this as a base recipe from which to create a better one.

Feb 18, 2009

This was my 1st time making this recipe and it was excellent!! I made it for my parents for valentines day since my husband is deployed in afghanistan. I spent V-day with my parents! It was very tasty and moist!! The only thing I did different was, I put a garlic clove inside the cavity of the hen and added more rosemary in there for extra flavor. I highly recommend this recipe!! It looks so professionally when set upon the plate!! We loved it!!


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

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

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