Easy Roasted Cornish Hens For Easter
A Southern Easter Menu line-up featuring these delicious cornish hens! MOIST AND TENDER CORNISH HENS SEASONED WITH A SAVORY SPICE MIXTURE AND ROASTED WITH VEGETABLES TO PERFECTION!
chicken, Dinner, Main, Main Course
cornish hens, easy, how to make, roasted
Divas Can Cook
peeled and evenly chopped
can use more
thawed, rinsed and patted COMPLETELY dry inside out.
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Spread out chopped vegetables and rosemary in the bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Rub olive oil lightly over the Cornish hens. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix together spices and sprinkle generously over the hens, being sure to season the inside cavity as well. ( Want more flavor? See note)
Place the hens on top of the bed of vegetables.
Run your fingers under the skin to loosen it.
Place a slice of butter under the skin of each hen.
Tie the legs together with kitchen string or foil paper. (I like to sprinkle on more parsley at this point but that's optional)
Bake for 50-60 minutes, depending on size of hens.
Let hens rest for 15 minutes before eating.
ouble the spice mixture (or at least the salt) & let marinate for 3 hours if you're going for maximum flavor, but that's optional)
Recipe from www.divascancook.com