Cornish Hen

Cornish Hen Recipe

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Cornish Hen Recipe

Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 411
Carbs: 11g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 39g

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Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
75 min
Cook Time
1 Hours and 15 Minutes
90 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 30 Minutes



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  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F)
  2. Prepare the marinade by combining the marinade ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until it forms a rough paste
  3. Apply the marinade generously to the chicken
  4. Grill the chicken in a saucepan, over medium heat, until lightly browned on all sides
  5. Stuff the chicken cavities with the chopped onion and celery then squeeze the lime juice over the outside of the hens. Add the leftover lime skins to the cavities with the onions and celery. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  6. Place the cornish hens in an ovenproof baking dish and add the chicken stock to the sides. Bake in the preheated oven for one hour, basting with the chicken stock halfway through. Remove and serve. Enjoy!

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Belinda Marker
To any other chefs out there. This is a must have recipe on a Sunday buffet. 5.00

Helga Fiddler
Delicious cornish hen recipe. Thanks and happy holidays. 5.00

Debra Hawler
This cornish hen recipe is addictive. After trying it for the first time, my family insists on this chicken recipe every week. Well done. 🍗🍗 5.00

Nicola Smart
I fell in love with this cornish hen recipe. It is smart and tasty. 5.00

Donna Furgenson
Beautiful cornish hen recipe. Must try. The meat is so tasty and tender. 5.00

Benito Cellroni
Well done. This is a magic cornish hen recipe. Loved it. 5.00

Jake Windle
Fantastic cornish hen recipe. The best you can get. 5.00

Sally Furlong
You gotta try this fall off the bone cornish hen recipe. Simply delicious. 5.00

Neil Fitzpatick
This is a great cornish hen recipe. Delicious. 5.00


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